Annotated Bibliography On Vegetarianism

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Lindsey Steele
Mrs. E. Conn
English Composition
February 22, 2018
Annotated Bibliography: Is Vegetarianism healthier than being a meat eater?
Becoming a Vegetarian. Oct. 2009, Is vegetarianism better than being a meat eater? There are many pros to becoming any type of vegan or vegetarian. Vegetarians usually don’t eat as much saturated fat and cholesterol. Also, vegetarians usually get proper dietary fibers, folic acid, potassium, magnesium and vitamins C and E. Because of this lifestyle they are more likely to have a lower body mass index, lower blood pressure, and lower cholesterol. These factors help reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Scientists discovered most vegetarians …show more content…

Researchers had followed more than 25,000 Adventists (many who were vegetarian) for 25 years. Adventists had 40 percent lower death rate than the average American. Studies of vegetarian populations show reduction in the risk of coronary disease, cancer, and diabetes. A vegetarian diet can lead to weight loss and lower cholesterol levels, due to the fact that vegetarian diet is usually low in saturated fat and high in …show more content…

Since a vegetarian diet has less fat, more fiber which passes cancer substances through your intestines, more nutrients, less oxidizing iron, and more folic acid which boosts methionine an amino acid that can prevent cancerous changes. Some chemicals in fruits and vegetables such as: indoles, monoterpenes and cellophane may help fight off cancer. Some research says that animal protein may fuel the growth of cancerous tumors. Vegetarians are less likely to get diabetes. Since, the diet helps keep weight down and it is high in fiber which lowers blood sugar levels. Getting enough iron is the biggest concern for vegetarians. However, eating food like legumes, tofu, green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and dried fruits can provide iron. Vegetarians can take an iron supplement as another option. Vitamin B12 is a vitamin only found in animal products. B12 helps generate red blood cells and helps regulate the nervous system. Vegans should take a supplement of B12 since they don’t consume any animal products.
Calcium is a mineral that builds and maintains strong bones and teeth, Calcium also helps regulate the blood, heart, muscles, and nerves. Meat eaters may need more calcium than vegetarians because animal protein tends to block the absorption of calcium. Calcium-rich foods that are acceptable for vegetarians include broccoli, dark leafy greens, almonds, brazil nuts, hazel nuts, legumes, and tofu processed with

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