The food processing industry of India is valued at US$258 billion, and is considered the fifth largest industry domestically in terms of production, consumption, export, and expected growth in the country. People are or they become vegetarians for several various reasons, including health, religious beliefs, concerns about animal welfare or a desire to eat what they consider to be purely organic and healthy.
Let us look deep into how consuming a vegetarian diet is a healthier option –
1. Lower chances of heart diseases – According to a research vegetarians were, on an average, 25% less likely to die of heart disease. As vegetarian food is high in fibre which is considered good for the heart.
2. Less risk of obesity – In a study, it was proven than vegetarian people have lesser Body Mass Index (BMI) when compared with the meat-eaters. Not only this, but many paediatrics also believe that adopting a vegan diet is a good way to minimize the chances of having a stroke or being obese.
3. Reduce in diabetic risk – A research proved that having a vegetarian diet reduces the risk of having type 2 diabetics, as vegetarian diet is easy to absorb, it is nutritious and contains less fatty acids.
4. Healthy skin – Intake of less saturated fat, cholesterol and more intake of vitamin and minerals with plenty of water results in healthy soft skin. Vegetarian food has antioxidants.
5. High in fibre content – vegetables have high fibre content, which is easy to digest and also helps in improving metabolism. It also helps in eliminating the toxins from the body.
6. Economical – There is no doubt about this, that vegetarian food is less costly when compared with non-vegetarian food options.
When Compared with meat-eaters, vegetarians tend to consume less saturated fat and cholesterol and more vitamins C and E, dietary fibre, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, and phytochemicals (plant chemicals), such as carotenoids and flavonoids. As a result, they re likely to have lower total and LDL (bad) cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and lower body mass index (BMI), all of which are associated with longevity and a reduced risk for many chronic diseases, which eventually leads to a healthier life.
At IPC, we strongly believe in eating healthy and eating right, and hence bring to you a specially designed menu that gives wide options of vegetarian and vegan food which is not just healthy but tasty as well.