Being blessed with plenty of variety when it comes to food, Singapore is all about seafood and meat. There is plenty of vegetarian offers stemming both from the Indian and Chinese cuisine. Although there is no need to proclaim a vegetarian revolution, one can benefits greatly by eating less meat at least once a week. Vegetarian health benefits are no secrets. For example, fatty red meat increases bad cholesterol and surely doesn’t reduce the risk of a hear disease. Reducing your meat intake can already have a significant impact.
A majority of meat lovers often argues that they are feeling fine and they never had any heart problems. Don’t get me wrong – there is nothing wrong with eating meat or seafood. However, the logic just doesn’t add up. Just because you never had a severe health issue that might have been caused by your diet, doesn’t mean you will never have any or you are protected. It is like saying that just because it hasn’t happened, it won’t. Isn’t that the reason why Singapore has an army – to protect and prevent the things that have never happened?
However, no need to get the army involved. It is much easier than that. If you are a regular meat eater or even a meat enthusiast, don’t worry there is an easy solution. Simply reduce your meat intake and declare one day a week to be meat and seafood free. Even local chefs advice this to be extremely healthy. Some are even specialising on vegetarian fare. Chef Shalu Asnani used to be a lawyer before becoming a food consultant and cooking instructor. Her food stands for down-to-earth good food, incorporating lots of fresh herbs and spices into her creative dishes. She specialises in creative vegetarian cuisine with a healthy twist, such as the Super Charged Clean Detox and the Arabian Nights.
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Vegetarian Healthy Food Benefits
Besides having a much lower risk of suffering from a heart disease, most vegetarians also less likely to become obese and have high blood pressure. Vegetarian fare is in general very low is fat and extremely rich and high in fiber, while hypertension is very common among people consuming frequently and large quantities of meat. Some people argue that a vegetarian diet still can be high in fat, as in fatty snacks, fried foods and plenty of dairy products, however it is the balance that makes the different. Like with any other diet too, one has to maintain order and should not eat in excess.
Lack of Taste?
One of the biggest stereotypes of being a vegetarian is that only ‘veggies’ is very boring and monotonous. However, a vegetarian diet can be just as exciting as one filled with meat and seafood. Exploring vegetarian food is well worth you time and often leads to positive surprises. After all, there is no need to become a strict vegetarian. In order to lower the risk of certain diseases and become more healthy, one simply can reduce the intake of meat. No more meat Mondays is one way of doing it.