yes, that is what the title of this great article by Charlene Naivo of WebMD Medical news suggests. THere are so many benefits of ta veggie diet. And my friend, Areg M says that his pants are becoming looser after adopting veggie ways!
Some more fun facts from the article"
-levels of LDL "bad" cholesterol dropped after six months on the vegetarian diet, although they started to rebound when people went back to their normal eating habits a year later, says Lora A. Burke, PhD, professor of nursing and epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh.
-"Giving up meat is a huge, difficult change for Americans," she says. "One-third of participants didn't want to be on the vegetarian diet at the start of the study."
But many stuck it out. In fact, 40% were still meat-free 12 months later. In contrast, only 30% of people on the standard diet stayed on their diet plan for a year.
By 18 months out, people assigned to the lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet had lost an average of 11.2 pounds vs. 10.4 pounds in the standard-diet group.
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