Disadvantages Of Vegetarian Diet

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Vegetarian diet The term vegetarian means not consuming animal products; this includes land and aquatic animals. Most vegetarians consume eggs and dairy products (milk products). (Nordqvist, 2014). Vegetarian diet is suitable for variety of people according to their personal taste and health condition, as it has four main types depending on the type of food in the diet. “Lacto-vegetarians consume dairy products, but no eggs. Most do consume honey. Ovo-vegetarians consume eggs, but no dairy. Most do consume honey. Lacto-ovovegetarians - they consume eggs and dairy. Most do consume honey. Vegans - only consume plant-based foods (no dairy, eggs or honey)”. (Nordqvist, 2014). Vegetarian diet is followed by people due to its ability to decrease…show more content…
they claim that proteins used for tissue repair and growth can not be obtained easily from plants and in a very scanty amounts due to the presence of cellulose cell walls which is hard in digestion.(Waters, 2014). Iron which is rich in red meat and helps in formation of hemoglobin in blood and help oxygen circulation to all body parts is few in plants, calcium which help strengthen the bones and teeth, vitamin B-12 which is used in blood cells formation and vitamin D which helps in maintaining bone strength and health. Omega-3 is another type of fats that human need for the maintenance of heart health. (Waters, 2014). On the other side, researches shows that all the minerals and nutrients are found in plants, and eating them in correct amounts can lead to the same result as eating meat. Eating dried beans and ligaments are very rich in proteins needed for the building of the body, eating spinach, dried beans and iron fortified food with vitamin C source as citrus fruit juices help in precipitation and absorption of iron in the blood; whilst eating broccoli, soy milk and kale are good sources of calcium. (Waters, 2014). Vitamins are needed in the body in very little amounts to help maintain the body functions, vitamins as vitamin B-12 is found in some brands of cereals and nutritional yeast used in…show more content…
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