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Fibre benefits of being a vegetarian

 

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test All animal products, from eggs and yogourt to cheeseburgers, have cholesterol in them and contain zero fibre. However, most plant-based foods almost always contain fibre and zero cholesterol.

“This gives you an automatic health advantage even if you were to be a junk food vegetarian,” says Barbi. “You’d be eliminating sources of cholesterol, in turn helping to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of stroke and high blood pressure.”

In addition to those health benefits, fibre is also a great way to promote weight loss, maintain blood sugar levels and keep your digestive tract healthy.

Some great high fibre foods that vegetarians rely on are beans, lentils, oatmeal, berries, peas and dark leafy greens like kale and spinach.




  
  

Health and Fitness Editor
2012/08/04
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