Making the decision to improve your lifestyle by following a vegetables diet is a health-conscious decision that improves your metabolism, boosts your immune system, helps in weight loss (obesity) and promotes overall wellness and longevity while reducing your risk for chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, clogged arteries. Here are the major benefits from vegetable and fruits based diet:
Weight Loss (obesity issues)
Fresh Vegetables contains low amount of fats and calories. This low fat and calorie content of vegetables makes them a perfect substitute for foods with higher calorie content, such as carbohydrates and proteins. This means you can fill up on a lunch of veggies without worrying about your suggested daily caloric intake, and can also aid weight loss. Raw vegetables leave you feeling your tummy full for longer and hence reduce food cravings, as they are having good source of fiber.
Kills bad cholesterol (Good for the Heart)
Eating foods rich in fiber is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disorders. Soluble fibers which are available in fresh vegetables such as gum, pectin and psyllium dissolve in water, forming a gel-like matrix. This solution (gel like matrix) absorbs bile acids and cholesterol and eliminates them from your blood. Since bile acids are formed from cholesterol, your body tries to reproduce them by using the cholesterol available in the bloodstream. As Per a research study by Maastricht University scientists, published in May 2008 in “Psychology & Behaviour,” water-soluble fibers lower the amount of low-density lipoprotein or “bad cholesterol” in the bloodstream. This bad cholesterol sticks on the walls of blood vessels and makes them narrow, leading to cardiovascular disease (heart attack).
Lowers Cancer Risk
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is also reduce the risk of oral, pancreatic, breast, prostate, and colon cancers. Recently Hebrew University of Jerusalem published I their web site that their scientists were find that lycopene—the chemical that gives tomatoes a rich, red hue— destroys oral cancer cells in the laboratory and they hope they can duplicate the results in patients.
Long and Healthy life (Great for Immunity)
Since vegetables are loaded with essential nutrients and they have a great reputation for boosting the immune system. Precisely, leafy green vegetables activate T-bet, a gene that produces immune cells in the gut. Those immune cells maintain our body immunity and protect the body from pathogenic bacteria, improve intestinal balance and prevent food allergies.