By Lucy Cooper

16th October 2018

Ariana Grande, Liam Hemsworth, Ellen DeGeneres, Mike Tyson…what do they all have in common? 

Yes you guessed it…they have all turned to the green life.

Do you find yourself relying on meat to make up every meal? Can you remember the last time you ate a meal without any sign of meat in it? Would you even know what to make or eat if meat was off the table?

You might be opposed to vegetarianism, viewing it as ‘feminine’ or just too much effort than what it’s worth. But this is not the case (trust us, we’ve done the legwork).

To all the veggies out there, you will be all too accustomed to the judgements, the shock and the phrase: ‘but what do you actually eat?’ – because margherita pizza/chips/garlic bread/pomodoro pasta are not vegetarian…

Well, let us open your eyes to some facts you might not have known about the ‘veggie’ way of life. We’ll give you both the highs and the lows that this meat- free ‘diet’ has to offer, so you can make up your own minds…

Let’s see if you learn something you didn’t yet know about ditching the meat and grabbing the veg!

 

1. It can do wonders for your waist line…

Following a vegetarian ‘diet’ can help reduce your risk of obesity, and see your waistline slim down…

A minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips…

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A vegetarian diet has been found to be twice as effective for weight loss, than diets comprising meat! Sign us up…

With this reduced risk of obesity, comes the reduced risk of other chronic diseases such as: diabetes, heart and liver disease…

Choose your path…

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So, as you’re all already probably aware- losing weight benefits your body in more ways than just aesthetically.

Putting the burger down can not only make you look better, but can also indirectly increase your life span…

Broken hearted…

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Studies have shown that ditching the meat can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease by 40% ( which is the leading cause of death).

Now, that’s a chewy steak to swallow…

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