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3 Reasons Becoming A Vegetarian Could Make You Better At Your Job

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When it comes to dietary decisions, everybody is different. Some people may feel better after eating a hearty steak with a side of fresh salad, while others may feel just as good having indulged in a succulent vegan burger with chips. What you choose to eat is an entirely personal decision influenced by everything from preference to health, and there are certainly benefits to most individuals’ eating habits.

Over the last few decades, vegetarianism has become an increasingly popular option for anyone who wants to make more conscious choices about what they eat. Not only does avoiding meat ensure you aren’t consuming animals but being vegetarian also has a number of health benefits. Bess Berger is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist in New Jersey who has found that vegetarian diets can even “decrease the risk of many forms of cancer, heart disease, gallstones, kidney stones, osteoporosis and diabetes.” Plus, vegetarians often have lower cholesterol and blood pressure than their omnivore counterparts.

Clearly, there’s a lot to be gained by going veggie so we thought we’d take a look at how the vegetarian lifestyle can not only impact your personal life and your health but could also improve your career as a lawyer.


1. Going Vegetarian Could Improve Your Mood

Nobody wants a moody co-worker or a grumpy lawyer and going vegetarian could help you avoid being the misery of the firm. Mood is impacted by a number of factors including sleep and exercise but, in this case, the most important factor is food. More specifically, vegetarian food, which has been proven time and time again to have an impact on mood. According to a 2012 study published in the Nutrition Journal, the restriction of meat, fish and poultry in omnivores improved mood significantly, leading to lower stress levels and less psychological distress. This is most probably due to the high nutritional value of vegetables, as well as the fact animal-based food has high levels of chemicals such as arachidonic acid, which can disturb moods.


2. You Might Have the Best Palette in the Office

Ever wanted to be the person in the firm who brings in the best food and introduces all your co-lawyers to the best recipes? Well, by going vegetarian this could very well become a reality. It’s widely accepted that becoming vegetarian causes your palette to change significantly, transforming foods from hated to favourites and even leading to you recognise spices and delicate flavours more easily. This is probably one of the reasons restaurants seem to be offering more complex, unique vegetarian dishes than ever before. Take food courier service Deliveroo’s vegetarian takeaway options as an example and you’ll see that for every sort of cuisine you can think of, there’s someone out there serving dishes tailored towards a veggie palette. You could be the one to introduce these delicious, trendy meals to your entire law firm.


3. You Could Become the Perfect Employee

Though there’s a chance you’ll feel a little rundown at first, as your body adjusts to your new diet. But once your levels have all balanced out you could have more energy than ever. This is due to the mass amounts of vitamins, antioxidants and fibre found in veggies which will, in turn, improve digestion and lead to higher energy levels. More energy could make you a better lawyer than ever. Since you’re already the happiest one in the office who brings in the best lunches ever, you’ll be winning on all planes!

We’re sure there are plenty of other positive changes that vegetarians have experienced in the workplace and in their personal lives, but we think being the best you can be is good enough for today. If you’re vegetarian, and your life and work have been improved by your dietary choices, let us know in the comments below.

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