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Could someone give me information and advice on vegetarianism? Answered


I would like some advice on vegetarianism. Could someone give me a pro and con on veg diet compared to a meat diet, with vegetarianism can one achieve the right amount of proteins and minerals for the body without vitamins or supplements? Is it healthy, or healthier then a meat diet? Can the same effect be caused on a "meatless Monday" diet of food. And does it fit for me; I'm 6 foot, 195 pounds, 15 years old, very active(running, basketball, swimming). Just interested on the health effects it could cause. 

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janegilberts9lemonie

Answer 7 years ago

Hi lemonie? just wanna ask how to add clickable links on comments? Thanks

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lemoniejanegilberts9

Answer 7 years ago

Can you see a button for "Rich Editor" on the box you're commenting in?

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onrust

7 years ago

Pros and cons..... I love animals, BUT they are delicious!

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dreiseratops

7 years ago

Wow! Im totally okay with these answers.
Dont go in ANY extreme direction. Just eat a good balance of foods for optimum health.

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Vyger

7 years ago

In addition to Ricks comments there has been some interesting evidence that national origin plays a factor in what foods work best for an individual. Many native Americans have developed diabetes, far more than the statistical norm, and it appears to be caused by the high carbohydrate from grains that the typical american diet has. They were not exposed to a lot of grains, with the exception of maize, when they were the only population of north America and so appear to have a poor tolerance for it (alcohol as well) . Some cultures like those up in the arctic eat mostly meat because there is not much else available for a large portion of the year. Other cultures ate mostly vegetables because meat was not readily available.
If its not a matter of conscience, meaning that you don't feel comfortable eating animals, you are far better off to keep a balance with the goal of not just getting calories but getting a mix of all the nutrients you need. This is a huge topic with a lot of controversy but the bottom line is keep balanced and not go to an extreme in any direction and you will do OK.

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rickharris

7 years ago

IMHO It is a personal choice, You won't be healthier either way, although there is I believe some evidence to support the fact we are omnivores and need a varied diet.

You MUST eat a large range of things to replace the meat protein - Pulses, are a good source of protein but may don't like them.

Choose yourself - decide if your taste is wide enough to support a good diet. In my experience unless careful you may well put on weight if your not careful with dairy products and don't have a balanced diet.