Is being vegetarian bad for you? or good?

Is being vegetarian bad for you? or good? Topic: Is being vegetarian bad for you? or good?
April 24, 2019 / By Arleen
Question: Im vegetarian for the past year, i dont really know why, i just woke-up and decided i was going to be vegetarian. I usually just eat wheat stuff- Veggie Subs, Cereal, and Mac&Cheese and i drink lots of milk my mom says that im not getting enough protein that id be getting from meat so i take flintstones :P i also eat a lot of crunchy peanut butter
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Zebulon Zebulon | 1 day ago
Simply not eating animal protein is not the whole of being a vegetarian. It takes a lot of work, research, learning, and monitoring to live a healthy lifestyle as a vegetarian What most people, especially younger people, don't recognize is that a vegetarian diet is based on eating VEGETABLES Most people, meat-eaters and non-meat-eaters alike, are not getting the nutrition that they need. Vegetarians are at an even greater risk for health problems if they are simply eliminating meat from their diet and filling in the missing proteins with processed foods, like macaroni and cheese, cereal, snack foods, and the like Everyone should be eating 3 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of fruit (or 1 of whole fruit and 1 of pure fruit juice) every day. Vegetarians should be tripling the amount of vegetables (and by vegetables I mean dark green and dark red vegetables which are the most nutritious) Anyone who wants to adopt a vegetarian diet should do so with the aid of a Nutritionist and follow a guided program. In the end, being a Vegetarian (or a Vegan) can be a healthy diet, but most people don't know the first thing about how to adopt a healthy diet.
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Zebulon Originally Answered: What is good about being vegetarian?
49 reasons :) READ iit, AND YOU'll KNOW. The Environment Conservation of Fossil fuel. It takes 78 calories of fossil fuel to produce 1 calorie of beef protein; 35 calories for 1 calorie of pork; 22 calories for 1 of poultry; but just 1 calorie of fossil fuel for 1 calorie of soybeans. By eating plant foods instead of animal foods, I help conserve our non-renewable sources of energy. Water Conservation. It takes 3 to 15 times as much water to produce animal protein as it does plant protein. As a vegetarian I contribute to water conservation. Efficient use of grains. It takes up to 16 pounds of soybeans and grains to produce 1 lb. of beef and 3 to 6 lbs. to produce 1 lb of turkey & egg. By eating grain foods directly, I make the food supply more efficient & that contributes to the environment. Soil conservation. When grains & legumes are used more efficiently, our precious topsoil is automatically made more efficient in its use. We use less agricultural resources to provide for the same number of people. Saving our forests. Tropical forests in Brazil and other tropic regions are destroyed daily, in part, to create more acreage to raise livestock. By not supporting the meat industry, I directly reduce the demand to pillage these irreplaceable treasures of nature. Since the forest land "filters" our air supply and contains botanical sources for new medicines, this destruction is irreversable. Asthetics. Decaying animal parts, whether in a freezer case or served in restaurants, can never be as asthetically pleasing to the senses as the same foods made from wholesome vegetable sources. Only habit can allow one not to perceive this: a change in diet makes this self evident. Personal Health No deficiencies. There is no nutrient necessary for optimal human functioning which cannot be obtained from plant food. High fat plus cholesterol. Animal foods are higher in fat than most plant foods, particularly saturated fats. Plants do not contain cholesterol. "Carb" deficient. Meat is deficient in carbohydrates, particularly the starches which are so essential to proper health. Vitamin deficient. Except for the b-complex, meat is largely deficient in vitamins. Agricultural Chemicals. Being higher on the food chain, animal foods contain far higher concentrations of agricultural chemicals than plant foods, including pesticides, herbicides, etc. Exposure to livestock drugs. There are over 20,000 different drugs, including sterols, antibiotics, growth hormones and other veterinary drugs that are given to livestock animals. These drugs are consumed when animal foods are consumed. The dangers herein, in secondary consumption of antibiotics, are well documented. Pathogenic Microorganisms. There are a host of bacteria and viruses, some quite dangerous, that are common to animals. When I eat meat, I eat the organisms in the meat. Micro-organisms are present in plant foods too, but their number and danger to human health is by no means comparable to that of those in meat. Worms and other Parasites. Ditto on # 13! Shelf life differential. Plant foods last longer than animal foods. Try this experiment: Leave out a head of lettuce and a pound of hamburger for 1 day, which will make you sick? Organoleptic Indications of Pathenogens. Plant foods give tell-tale signs of "going bad". Ever hear of someone getting sick from "bad broccoli"? Heart Disease. Meat eating increases the risk of heart disease, this country's #1 killer. The correlation is an epidemiological fact. Cancer prevention. Of all the natural cancer prevention substances found: vitamin C, B-17, hydroquionenes, beta carotene, NDGA, - none has been found to be animal derived. Yet most meats, when cooked, produce an array of benzenes and other carcinogenic compounds. Cancer is infinitely easier to prevent than cure. Soybeans contain protease inhibitor, a powerful anticancer compound. You won't find it in useful quantities in animal based food. Disease Inducing. The correlation between meat consumption and a wide range of degenerative diseases is well founded and includes..... Osteoporosis Kidney Stones and Gallstones Diabetes Multiple Sclerosis Arthritis Gum disease Acne. Aggravated by animal food. Obesity. Studies confirm that vegetarians tend to be thinner than meat eaters. Obesity is considered by doctors to be a disease within itself. Intestinal Toxemia. The condition of the intestinal flora is critical to overall health. Animal products putrefy the colon. Transit time. Wholesome food travels quickly through the "G.I" tract, leaving little time to spoil and incite disease within the body. Fiber deficient. Fiber absorbs unwanted, excess fats; cleans the intestines; provides bulk and aids in peristalsis. Plant food is high in fiber content; meat, poultry and dairy products have none. Body wastes. Food from animals contain their waste, including adrenaline, uric an

Silvester Silvester
First off, a vegetarian diet can be perfectly healthy... when followed properly. That means a wide variety of plant-based foods, including fruits, vegetables, and legumes. You're probably getting enough protein from milk and cheese, but you need to be eating more vegetables. Cutting out meat and replacing it with bread and grains is not healthy and it's why people generally have such a low opinion of the vegetarian diet. Replace the meat with legumes instead.
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Ollie Ollie
If that is all you eat, your mum is right but not in the way she thinks. Your protein intake is probably ok (with the possible exception of low methionine from poor nutrition) but you will lack minerals like iron and vitamins like vitamin C. You need to eat fresh fruit and vegies every day or you will get sick on this diet, and it won't be because you are vegetarian (adding meat to your vegie sub won't give you the vitamins you are missing) it will be because your fruit and vegie intake is inadequate. Instead of mac and cheese, have spaghetti primavera with fresh vegies or some other pasta which has lots of fresh vegies (eg vegetarian lasagne) try adding tempeh to your subs, it contains B vitamins instead of cereal all the time, vary your breakfast ie some days have spinach and mushrooms on toast (with eggs if you like) and EAT FRUITS!!
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Law Law
Your mother is wrong. There is more protein in soynuts than beef. Lentils chickpeas split peas fava beans pinto beans baked beans peanut butter almond butter walnuts, cashews trail mix granola spinach cheese milk- almond, soy milk etc etc etc this gets asked all the time. There's MORE protein in more types of food in a vegetarian diet. In meat, there's just one source, meat. In vegetarian diets, there are hundred of protein rich foods, don't believe the media and TV/books telling you meat is the only source. Quite clearly that is ridiculous. Julius Caesar's army were all vegetarian- they were the fiercest army in history.
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Jabez Jabez
Your pal's argument that meat eaters are serving to to scale back the farting cow populace is among the dumbest matters I've ever heard. If folks did not devour meat, the manufacturing facility farms on which so much cows are pumped filled with hormones and slaughtered for the beef-consuming public could lose their monetary incentive to provide pork and might theoretically use their land to plant grains or plants. On the opposite, EATING MEAT IS TERRIBLE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!!! Don't take my phrase for it, learn a contemporary UN record titled "Livestock's Long Shadow" which I've associated beneath. They conluded that consuming meat is "one of the large contributions to probably the most critical environmental disorders, at each and every scale from regional to international." Eating meat explanations virtually forty% extra greenhouse-gasoline emissions than all of the autos, vans and planes on the planet mixed.
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Jabez Originally Answered: Is being a vegetarian a good thing?
well in ways it is and others its not. i would just recommend eating less meats and more fruits and vegatbles. ur body needs protien to function so it wouldnt be good to give it up. cause as vegan u also have to give up dairys, eggs etc and ur body needs all that to function and be healthy. just dont eat as much of the fatty meats, stick to chicken and fish and once and a while maybe a burger or steak . you can always do turkey burgers or lean burgers instead of the regular ones. but excersice can help u get fit at least 1hr per day. but if u feel u need to be vegan its up to u but just know all the things it can cause to ur body. good luck

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