Vegetarian Disadvantages

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There have been drastic changes in our diets over the years. It has more meat, dairy, and sugar than before. Intake of grains has reduced a lot. We depend a lot on canned or processed foods. Nowadays consumers demand cheap food so more of corn and soy are in demand. Farmers grow these crops consistently which is known as monoculture; because of this the soil depletes and forces farmers to use greater amounts of pesticides and fertilizers. Even the animals are fed corn, which again motivates farmers to cultivate the same crop. The effect of food on climate is scary. Because of monoculture lot of pesticides and fertilizers are used. The effect they have on natural wildlife and our water supply is drastic. For example due to chemicals in the…show more content…
Fruits and vegetables are rich source of antioxidants in Vitamin C, Vitamin E and beta carotene. Vegetarian diet has unsaturated fats - such as olive oil, peanut oil and sunflower oil which helps to lower the blood cholesterol and heart disease. Disadvantages of vegetarian diet Vegetarian diet doesn’t have enough calcium from diary products or essential fatty acids from fish or folic acid from grains. It also lacks in protein, which is essential to protect from immune system and builds muscle mass. Vegetarians generally suffer from malnutrition. Vitamin B12 is only found in meat, fish, eggs and milk. It is important for the formation of red blood cells and nerve fibers. If our bodies don't produce enough red blood cells this can lead to iron deficiency. Two-thirds of protein comes from meat, fish, eggs and dairy food. Eating fish protects against a number of conditions including heart disease and high cholesterol Iron from animal sources is more easily absorbed than iron from plant sources. Antioxidants found in Vitamin C, Vitamin E and beta carotene are our body's defenses against free radicals - highly-reactive molecules that may lead to premature ageing and disease. People with high intakes of antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables are about half as likely to get cancer compared with people who have low

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