British Social attitute in the survey found that a third of British people to reduce meat consumption last year. Nine percent consider reducing intake of meat or stop eating meat altogether. About three percent had become vegetarian.
The reason most become vegetarian for ethical reasons or concern about the dangers of red meat to health.
Then, what will happen when we stop eating meat?
1. Weight loss
The team from the George Washington University School of Medicine reveals weight down when we turned into a vegetarian.
Research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietecs find participants that reducing meat fell an average of 5 kg without the need to pay attention to the calories or the amount of exercise.
2. Bacteria in the gut changed
Studies from 2014 explores the differences in gut bacteria on meat eaters, vegans and vegetarians. It turns out there is a difference in their intestines third. However, most are variations between meat eaters and vegans.
Research from the City University of New York found the vegans have more species of protective bacteria.
3. Shortage of nutrients
Vegan and vegetarian deficiency is iron deficiency, vitamin B, B12. However, vegan and vegetarian diet is good to fill the gap by eating nuts, fruits, green leafy vegetables, iron-fortified cereals.
Vitamin B12 can be obtained from the tempeh. Eggs, cereals and milk can be a good source of vitamin D.
4. The risk of cancer is reduced
The latest WHO report to categorize processed meats are causes cancer. Products found on bacon and salami it turned out to be categorized as formaldehyde, gamma radiation and smoking.
5. The risk of heart disease drops
Scientists have recently found that red meat causes heart disease. Studies conducted by the Lerner Research Institute in the United States proved that carnitine, a nutrient found in the food, causing intestinal microbial reactions that cause heart disease.