Can vegetarians withstand cold weather?
A test was conducted in the snowy Swiss mountains with two groups: one formed of vegetarians and another of meat-eaters. Both groups were requested to perform foresting work. Meat-eaters had an intense start, but grew tired soon after beginning. Productivity fell, they started feeling very cold, and they had to go warm themselves. Vegetarians worked smoothly at an even pace, claiming to not feel tired or cold. They also exceeded meat-eaters in terms of productivity. Why so?
Scientists who studied the vegetarians believe that foods of animal origin causes fermentation processes in our bodies which cause irritation that in turn raises our body temperature. Therefore, meat-eaters’ bodies have become used to higher temperatures and their productivity falls as the temperature drops. It can be concluded that in the long-term, vegetarianism keeps your body fresh and productive.
It’s erroneous think that in winter, vegetarians only eat apples, turnips, cabbages, carrots, and manage to last through the cold period. In reality your food changes with the season.
- In summer, a good way to make your food more colorful is to use fresh lettuce.
- You can add different berries, fruit, and vegetables to your dishes both in summer and in autumn.
- In winter, juicy or watery foods are replaced with vegetable foods made of oily crops, oils themselves, and vegetable fats. These good fats and protein-rich foods are used by our body to protect us from cold.
- In springtime, our diet becomes lighter again. Since spring is the time of fasting, vegetarians also fast. This means consuming less fatty foods. Older vegetables are not served grated and chopped but only as juices, leaving more room for greens that we welcome again in summer.