Eat Those Veggies on World Vegetarian Day

Posted: October 1, 2015 in Awareness, Food, Health
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Momma always told you to eat your vegetables, whether you wanted to or not. A vegetable is any part of a plant that is consumed by humans as food, such as carrots, potatoes, beans, greens, onions, cabbage or peppers. Well vegetarians, today is your special day! World Vegetarian Day is celebrated annually on October 1. Even better, October is Vegetarian Awareness Month.

World Vegetarian Day is a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978. Their objective is “To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.” Vegetables are a critical part of any diet. Here are some of the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables:

  • Reduces the risk of many chronic diseases
  • They provide a source of many nutrients
  • Vegetables contain dietary fiber can help to reduce blood cholesterol levels
  • They can be beneficial to your skin and bones by supplying highly bioavailable nutrients
  • Vegetables provide nutrients that help you adapt to stress

Vegetables are a powerhouse for your body and a great asset to your dietary needs. Don’t just get your kick of veggies only during this month. Even if you are not a vegetarian, incorporate more fresh vegetables into your diet. Your body and your skin will certainly thank you later!

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