Contributors: Dr Roman Pawlak (Author)
Genre: Books, Diet & Nutrition
Vegetarian diets not only improve risk factors for heart disease and protect against cardiovascular diseases, they also are effective in their treatment. Unrefined plant foods reduce the risk of cancer of a variety of organs including prostate, stomach, cervix, colon, rectum, lung, bronchus, throat, oral cavity, larynx, pharynx, and others. Vegetarian and vegan diets are effective in the prevention of gestational and type 2 diabetes, and in the treatment of the latter one. These diets also help in preventing diabetes-related co-morbidities, especially heart disease.
Physicians and other health professionals should encourage people to adopt vegetarian lifestyle. If only a small percentage of societies embraced vegetarianism, it would result in large savings in healthcare expenditure and reducing human suffering.
This is the most comprehensive and up to date review of research studies on vegetarian diets. The book will help you to answer the following questions:
•Do vegans/vegetarians ingest enough protein?
•What’s the latest on vitamin B12?
•Do vegans/vegetarians get sufficient amount of vitamin D?
•Can male children eat soy? If so, how much?
•Is soy-based formula advisable in infants?
•What’s healthier a vegetarian or a vegan diet?
•What’s better, a low fat vegetarian or a raw food vegetarian diet?
•What is the biggest pitfall of vegans/vegetarians?
•What do vegetarian die of?
•Do vegans/vegetarians have lower or higher rate of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity?
•What is the impact of vegan/vegetarian diets on the environment?
•Are vegetarian diets really animal friendly?
The book includes practical guidelines on how to improve one’s diet to avoid developing nutritional deficiencies.