YEREVAN, November 1. /ARKA/. Popularity of vegan diets in Armenia is partially connected with healthy lifestyle promotion in the world, Vardanush Petrosyan, a dietitian at Balneology and Physical Medicine Research Institute of the Armenian Health Ministry, said Friday at a news conference dedicated to the World Vegetarian Day.
“Promotion of vegetarianism and healthy lifestyle by celebrities has certain impacts also on the Armenian society,” she said. “I can’t indicate particular figures, but I know for sure that the number
of vegetarians in our country is growing every year.”
In her opinion, vegetarianism is closely connected with mentality and traditions and produce both positive and negative effects.
“If many generations are stuck to vegetarianism, then certain necessary vitamins appear in their bodies, while those people taking a sudden twist toward vegetarianism may face unpleasant consequences,” Petrosyan said.
“It is very important to eat healthy meals and to limit fats. Healthy nourishment is one of the factors preventing diabetes, tumors, obesity and cardiovascular diseases.” ----0----