Mumbai: October is the month for Vegetarians! The 1st day of October is marked as World Vegetarian Day. With more and more people making a move to healthier and eco-friendly living, turning vegetarian can be challenging but it is also getting back in vogue.
Opting for a balanced lifestyle, actors of Dangal TV's Aye Mere Humsafar share their thoughts on what made them take this path.
Aye Mere Humsafar’s lead actress Tina Philip who plays the role of Vidhi shares, “It’s been a year, that I have turned into a vegetarian. The plight of animals was the foremost reason for me to choose vegetarianism. I feel much lighter and good from the inside. Vegetarian diets have known to be naturally lower in saturated fat since they have a higher intake of plant nutrients. Also, according to a 12-year Oxford study, it was observed that vegetarians outlive meat eaters by six years. I believe a vegetarian diet can prevent and reverse chronic diseases which will help to have a longer life span. Some of my favorite vegetarian dishes include Palak Paneer, Nutrela soya chunks, and dal makhani.”
Neelu Vaghela aka Pratibha Devi in Aye Mere Humsafar says, “It’s been years since I have turned into a vegetarian. A healthier life, compassion towards animals, and ethical opposition to eating them are some of the fundamental reasons for me to choose vegetarianism. Choosing this lifestyle has helped me stay fit and build my immune system much stronger. Low-fat, high-fiber vegetarian diets can help ward off some extra weight and lead one to maintain a healthy life. My most favorite vegetarian dishes are Rajasthani dal bati and garlic chutney, BesanGatteki sabzi, Kadi pakoda, and dal to name a few.”
Choosing a vegetarian lifestyle, Rishina Kandhari of Aye Mere Humsafar says, “I am a turned vegetarian, though I have eaten it in childhood while growing up but never have been a fan of non-vegetarian food. I feel it’s very important for one’s spiritual growth as those who are truly connected with God feel love for all creatures, great and small. A vegetarian lifestyle awakens our spirit of compassion and guides us towards a kinder, gentler society in which we exercise a moral choice to protect animals. Also, Plant-based diets are generally rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, which in turn strengthens the immune system and slows down the aging process. Some of my favorite vegetarian dishes include very simple food such as dal khichdi and lauki ki sabzi and palak paneer with lachha paratha.”
Aye Mere Humsafar is the story of a determined Vidhi Sharma who wants to pursue a career in the IAS but has to take decisions that are tough and ones that might stop her from achieving her dream.
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