A vegetarian lifestyle is healthier than a meat diet.. Read the China story.
Vegetarian countries do not get the Western meat-eating diseases But as soon as a veggie country turns to Western meat eating habits, then they start to see Western diseases come into play such as heart attack and stroke. Vegetarians have a longer life expectancy than meat eaters.
Some anti vegetarian people will play on the protein factor because meat is pushed for protein but they do not use logic.They need to do a bit of homework.
They do not think about how the cow, horse, deer, sheep etc etc that people eat are full of protein but are vegetarians - so where do they get their protein from?
The answer is the ground, from the plants that these animals have eaten. We do NOT have to have meat or fish!! In fact most people are overloaded with protein, which is bad news, because of this great Western protein myth. Many illnesses are improved by going veggie.
Getting our protein 2nd- or 3rd-hand through eating the plant eaters is costly and wastes resources and also meat is full of nasties such as anti-biotics, growth hormones, other hormones, steroids etc etc.
Also people in developing countries are dying, in their millions because we take their grain to feed our factory farm animals, and we only get 10 per cent back to eat as 90 per cent goes into growing the animal/meat and keeping it alive. Incredibly wasteful and unsustainable!
Meat eaters also use 20 times the water of a veggie.
Believe me, Vegetarianism is healthier, kinder to ALL species and the earth and is sustainable and fair to ALL.
I would think if they have always been vegetarians, and depending if they got a clean bill of health prior to going vegetarian, then yes.
Everyone should be aware that meat should not be eaten but we do it, most animals don't eat meat except very active ones like tigers, lions and other animals that hunt for food.
Most animals eat vegetables, meat is one of the hardest foods for the body to process and digest......the best to you
Yes, they are as they tend to eat far less fat and more vegetables and fruit.
A person can live a very healthy life not eating meat and fish and also has less chance of developing diseases such as Coronary Heart Disease.
Yes, in my opinion vegetarians are healthier than meat eaters. As a group, they are more conscious of their dietary requirements.
It's a fact that North Americans eat way too much meat, more than the world average, as it is readily available and constantly pushed our way.
It hasn't always been that way, it's gotten worse with factory farming in recent times.
I think eating some meat is ok, but there shouldn't be so much emphasis placed on it. The best nutrients come from the side dishes of vegetables anyway.
If you're concerned about sustainability, ethical treatment of animals, the environment, not to mention your own health, you would be doing some good by cutting down on the amount of meat you consume.
Advantage of being a vegetarian is that you would be consuming less fats rather non-vegetarians.
In my opinion, not necessarily.
I believe that the vegetarian and or meat-lover has to exercise physically and maintain a sense of peace, especially emotional peace.
Without physical exercise and peace of mind, I don't care how many or how much vegetables, meats or both are eaten, that person will not be healthy and sound. This includes exercising forgiveness of the heart.
That would depend greatly on the specific eating habits. While a diet lacking meat can help avoid certain health problems (digestive problems, heart disease, kidney and gallstones, etc).
A vegetarian diet must compensate for the lack of protein. It is possible to live a healthier and more environmentally-friendly life as a vegetarian: You just need to do it right.
I'd like to think so. Not to mention all of the animals you're saving by not eating meat. Maybe you should look up Casey Calvert (R.I.P.) He started a lot of protests against meat industries, (especially KFC for mistreatment of chickens before they killed them).
Vegetarianism does not necessarily mean better or worse health. People need to eat a balanced, and healthy diet.
I know "vegetarians" that live on bean burritos from Taco bell and Twinkies, and meat eaters that only eat the leanest cuts of the purest meat.
Vegetarians often have to work a little harder at consuming enough calories and appropriate amounts of nutrients.
If a meat-eater puts as much energy into watching what they eat, I think they can be/are equally healthy.
No, because you need to eat everything on the food pyramid (except the the sweets!) to get all the vitamins needed in your body. A lot of something is never good- just eat a balenced meal, and exercise 60 min a day.
Being vegetarian is good for our health because we acquire vitamins and minerals directly from vegetables and fruits. Rather than eating cooked meat and fishes, because meats and fishes are poor source of vitamins.
But being vegetarian, does not mean that you have the complete advantage with other people who eat all types of food. Vegetarians sometimes experience lack of protein, since vegetable are not a rich source of protein foods.
Beans and nuts are only some of the common source of protein in vegetables.
No, they're not. A balanced diet is the most important thing, along with plenty of light exercise.
Not always, if they don't have a mixture of different (meatless) foods they won't be.
Hi, I know vegetables are better than meat, because meat can make us fat and it has cholesterol.
If we always have it, so we should eat it equally with both vegetables and meat or have more vegetable which contain water.
Well they can be healthier but fatter if you eat a lot of junk food. I lost wight but gained it again as a vegetarian.
Yes but they don't get as much protein as they need that people get from meat.
No, because you need to eat everything on the food pyramid (except the the sweets!) to get all the vitamins needed in your body. A lot of something is never good- just eat a balanced meal.
Mesmart1 I think you are wrong about the sweets. But I may be wrong. The body needs glucose and other things from sweets. If you did not need it it would not be on the food pyramid.
Not that I am addicted to sweets or anything.
And I am a vegetarian, but it's part of my religion. Maybe once in a blue moon do I eat chicken and only chicken. Really I am not being forced to be a vegetarian. In fact I tried a bite from a
turkey sandwich: It was disgusting. I spat it out.
I eat meat and I'm quite healthy!! At least that's what my doctor said anyway. The reason I eat meat is simply because the Holy Bible says I can! In Genesis it says that God made every green herb for meat AND every LIVING thing shall also be MEAT!!
The Bible also talks about venison as a savory meat. Much talk about meat is in the New Testament as well.
I don't need to justify myself as what is healthy or not Jesus Christ does in his Word, he wouldn't allow something that hurt my body; that's man's doing. God gave us knowledge on what things harms our bodies, let's be smart about our choices.
No vegetarians aren't healthier because you need to eat everything and meat has protein so it's healthier for you.
Yes because most meat is fatty food.