Cutting out meat (particularly red meat) is a great choice you can make for your colon. Your digestive system can work more efficiently with a high-fiber diet such as a vegetarian diet. But your colon isn't the only thing that can benefit from being a vegetarian. The Montreal Gazette recently ran an article discussing how following a vegetarian diet can lead to a decreased risk of developing cataracts.
A recent British study followed over 27,000 people for as long as fifteen years and showed that about three in fifty meat-eaters developed cataracts while only two in fifty vegetarians and vegans developed the condition. While this may not seem significant at first, realize that it translates into a 30-40% lower risk of developing cataracts among vegetarians and vegans.
However, it's important to point out that the study doesn't prove that eating meat promotes cataracts. On the other hand, it may be that eating a diet high in vegetables helps to protect an individual from developing the condition.
So, guys, while it's not 100% conclusive, the study certainly implies that following a vegetarian lifestyle can help to decrease your risk of developing cataracts.
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