Being a vegetarian in any country can be challenging. The western world is becoming more open to vegetarians and vegans, with restaurants and cafes dedicated to animal-free food and drink, popping up all the time.
Across India and Pakistan, the selection of vegetarian dishes is more extensive than nearly anywhere else in the world but eating out for a vegetarian still has its challenges. Although being vegetarian does cause a social nuisance when you are trying to find a place to eat, the breadth of the Pakistani food scene means you can get delicious vegetables cooked in many delicious ways.
A vegetarian diet will do wonders for your health too! Here are a few things you will notice when you cut the meat from your diet:
Vegetarians have scored lower on depression tests than meat eating individuals. There is an element of freshness to most vegetarian dishes which helps purify our bodies and our minds and helps people to keep a clear head.
Vegetarian diets are naturally low in saturated fats and cholesterol, naturally reducing the risk of heart disease. What’s more, data shows that vegetarians suffer less disease as a whole that are caused by western diets, thanks to a higher intake of fibre, antioxidants, flavonoids and carotenoids.
Eating more veggies does wonders for our figures. With a diet of fewer calories and higher nutrients than meat eaters in the forms of grains, legumes, nuts, fruits, vegetables and seeds, vegetarians understand the beneficial feeling of a healthier diet.
Food born illnesses, bacteria, parasites and chemical toxins are found in higher quantities in commercial meat, poultry and seafood. Organic fruits and vegetables still have these, but in much lower quantities, meaning vegetarians are at much less risk of contamination.
Visit Royal Nawaab’s halal restaurant in Manchester and enjoy our wide range of vegetarian dishes.