What happens when you are fasting

By now, you should think seriously about a diet without meat. Anyone who watched the horror show Supersize Me will surely think of vegetarians.


Many scientific studies published in the Harvard Health Publication showed that a diet high in fruits and vegetables will be much better than salt diet. Compared with meat eaters, vegetarians tend to be low in saturated fat and cholesterol, high in fiber, vitamin C, E, fiber, folic acid and minerals zinc, magnesium, phytochemicals such as carotenoids compounds and fl avonoid – this is the basic way to help you prevent chronic non-communicable diseases related to diet such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer … However, what also has two sides – both negative and positive fit. When you decide to fasting, you should pay attention to the bottom line.

You will lose weight

Dr. Neal Barnard, a professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and chairman of the committee responsible doctor of medicine recently reviewed all clinical trials of eating vegetarian for weight loss. His discovery was published this month in the journal of the Institute of Nutrition and nutrition (Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) said that implementation tends to eat green vegetables will help make you more underweight .

Not only that, the meat out of the diet can help the body get some good bacteria for gut health when eaten at least the first time. “Your body has digestive enzymes, it handles proteins in both meat and plants and it does not change when you stop eating meat,” said Dr. Liz Applegate, director of the nutrition department at the University of California said . However, he said all the indigestible carbohydrates in plant sources of protein and foods produced from plant sources can change the bacterial flora in your intestines. And the researchers believe that these carbohydrates can help increase the number of beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract.

You may lose your appetite

Zinc is a heavy lift biochemical, perform many functions in the body, including the immune system startup. But minerals, can be found in oysters and red meat, is also essential for the taste and hearing. A study conducted by the Institute of Biological Sciences Health at the University of Tokushima in Japan found that zinc deficiency is a prominent factor behind the faltering taste. “We believe that patients with impaired sense of taste may suffer from poor absorption of zinc from the diet,” the researchers concluded in charge – which is why the need for new vegetarians special effort to get enough, your doctor Joan Salge Blake, a professor of nutrition at the university of Boston said.


While beans, nuts, whole grains and dairy products provide phytic acid zinc is present in grains, nuts, beans and legumes can interfere with the absorption of zinc. Results are vegetarians may need 50% more zinc than meat eaters. The goal is recommended daily for women is 8 milligrams, which means you may need to 12mg.

Your muscles may need more time to recover

Protein is needed to build muscle. Protein from animal or plant is fine, but the vegetable protein are needed more time to digest and absorb. “I recommend that special sports athletes fasting and sports athletes vegetarian should take liquid protein after exercise because the liquid is absorbed into the body faster than solids,” Bailey said . Please processing liquid beverages such as coconut milk, almond milk, rice milk or soy milk and add carbohydrates to replenish glycogen reserves, which the body needs to use after exercise. Favorite drink in the morning of Bailey’s: ¾ cup of yogurt, 1 banana, ½ cup frozen strawberries, ½ cup frozen blueberries Vietnamese fruit, 1 cup spinach, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, 1 tablespoon hemp seeds ¾ to 1 cup oil and 1% milk.

You need to be fortified

Studies show that vegetarians tend to absorb iron as meat eaters. They also absorb enough calcium and vitamin B12 even, are substances essential for proper functioning of nerve cells. But if you’re concerned about any substance, including zinc, you should take a supplement.

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