According to a new study recently published by Nutrition Journal, vegetarians are less likely to suffer from depression. In the study, which tested people with meat-based diets alongside vegetarians, researchers found that the latter scored better on standardized mood tests that measured depression, anxiety, and stress.
Vegetarians consumed less eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and arachidonic acid—which are all animal sources of omega-6 fatty acids—but reported higher intakes of plant sources of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
Numerous studies also show that eating large amounts of meat can increase a person’s risk of developing other health problems, including cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. People who adopt a vegetarian diet reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by more than two-thirds!
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Posted by Jason Baker