Meat Diet Vs Vegetarian Diet

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The vegetarian diet healthier better than meat diet? Food is a nutritious substance that is a physiological need of plants, animals and humans in order to sustain. The food consumption of the human population varies geographically, from culture to culture to culture, in different races and religion, through different beliefs and or simply by taste and preference. In order to maintain optimal health, a balance of substances from various food groups such as carbohydrates, proteins, and fat. Macronutrients such as the vitamins and minerals must be acquired through food consumption. However, a group of individuals called vegetarians abstain from consuming meat, fish, poultry and sometimes even dairy products. Vegetarians have history and a plethora…show more content…
This is the case only if the individual eats meat that is very low on fat. On average vegetarians tend to not drink or smoke as compared to non-vegetarians. In addition, vegetarians tend to get more exercise. The term vegetarian can be misleading, this diet can take on many different variations. A fruitarian eats only fruits, seeds and nuts while the vegan eats theses vegetables, grains and legumes. A lacto vegetarian consumes the same as a vegan as well as dairy products. A lacto-ovo vegetarian follows after the lacto vegetarian but also includes eggs while the ovo vegetarian excludes dairy products. Finally, the partial vegetarians eats anything except red meat, or at least strictly limits it. Vegetarian beliefs may also extend further than just the consumption of animals. Animal by-product are in far more manufactured goods than what meets the eye. Stearic acid is chemical that can come from animal fats. "The EPA estimates that nearly 95 per cent of pesticide residue in our diet comes from meat, fish and dairy products. Fish, in particular, contain carcinogens (PCBs, DDT) and heavy metals (mercury, arsenic; lead, cadmium) that cannot be removed through cooking or freezing. Meat and dairy products are also laced with steroids and hormones."(Sally Fallon Morell, 2013) .Many other fats and oils deriving from animals, euphemistically known as tallow, can be found in products such as…show more content…
To obtain the benefits seen from a vegetarian diet, they argue a person can simply consume meat in moderation rather than eliminate it from their diet completely. Indeed, studies have shown that subjects consuming only occasional meat tend to enjoy many of the same health benefits seen in vegetarians. A term has even been coined to refer to those who eat meat infrequently but are not vegetarian: flexitarian. In recent years, however, another view on vegetarianism has gained support, especially among Americans. “Beginning in the 1980s, a number of studies have been published that suggest a vegetarian diet is healthier than a diet that includes meat. Groups such as the British Medical Association and the World Health Organization (WHO) have found that vegetarians tend to weigh less, have lower cholesterol levels, and even face a reduced risk of some kinds of cancer. In 2009, the American Dietetic Association formally supported a well-planned vegetarian diet as a way to reduce risk of numerous common health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans issued by the US Department of Agriculture said that vegetarians eat fewer calories overall and fewer calories from saturate” (Gale,

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