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Happy Vegetarian Awareness Month of October!

Seasonal foods for good year-round activity of the brain

The world is kicking-off Vegetarian Awareness Month on October 1 st . Every year, this should be about carrying out a more efficient information process about the benefits and difficulties of vegetarian and vegan diets. Which you definitely need to be aware of as a person going through a life phase with such important body transformations and a tremendous learning process.

  • Your cardiovascular system is more likely to develop in a better shape: vegetarians are confronted with a lower risk of heart disease and usually don’t face hypertension in adulthood.
  • Obesity and type-2 diabetes are usually kept at bay: with a diet that does not include high amounts of saturated fats and cholesterol, like the vegetarian or vegan ones.
  • The vegetarian sources for important nutrients like calcium, vitamin D and vitamin B12 (the latter is essential for forming blood cells, the ones that carry oxygen throughout the body). So, if you’re going 100% vegan, turn to broccoli, spinach, and seeds for calcium, to mushrooms, fortified tofu, and fortified orange juice for vitamin D, and to fortified breakfast cereals and nutritional yeast for B12.
  • The vegetarian sources of protein – the bricks that construct the muscle system, especially during the growth years, like adolescence. And we’re talking about very popular foods nowadays: lentils, beans, chickpea, quinoa, edamame, soybeans & soy milk, peanut butter etc.
  • The vegetarian sources of iron – for preventing anemia, headache, fatigue, all these conditions leading to a low quality of life and a poor learning process. So, snack on nuts (especially cashews), sunflower seeds, dried fruits (especially apricots, raisins, and dates) and befriend the healthy avocado.

Remember: with skilled professional nutritional guidance you can safely carry a healthy and fulfilling life as a vegetarian. And we proudly state that you can find the best food choices suiting your diet at Stradale.