While vegetarians and vegans have their fair share of plant-based junk foods, it is typically the healthier choice to be vegetarian. Many people make the dietary and lifestyle switch for the health benefits.
A vegetarian diet is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, and less obesity. Additionally, vegetarians are generally found to have lower BMIs on average, more energy and less stress. A diet rich in whole plant foods tends to be higher in fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and antioxidants, which can help fight off free-radicals and ward off cancer.