Whether you are a vegetarian or not, a healthy lifestyle is essential to long and healthy life. In general, most vegetarian diets are low in cholesterol, saturated fats, high in fiber and folate, with zero animal protein. It has been studied that in western countries most vegetarians live longer than most non-vegetarians live. They have substantially reduced risks for heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure and reduced risks for such cancers, particularly lung cancer and colon cancer.
Not all vegetarians eat clean. Many replace protein with high fat cheeses and junk food. After all, there is no meat in brownies, chips and ice cream. One can easily consume large quantities of high sugar, carbohydrates and fats. If meat proteins are not substituted with good nutritional choices, it can lead to national deficiencies.
Palm Beach County has several well-known vegetarian restaurants.
Christopher’s Kitchen, 4783 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens is open daily from 11:00am-3:00pm.
Natures Way, 11911 U.S. Highway One, North Palm Beach is a local staple and has other locations in Palm Beach County. Open Monday through Saturday.
Darbster, 8020 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, open10:30am -3:00pm and reopens 5:00pm-9:00pm.
Whether vegetarian or not your diet should be low in saturated fats, cholesterol and full of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein sources. The absence of meat, chicken, or fish proteins is not enough to make a healthy diet.
Check out some of the tasty vegetarian restaurants in Palm Beach County.