It's not healthy. Humans need to eat meat. We don't need to have all the types of meats that we have now but we do need meat. This is also why vegetarians have to suffer with buying substitutes that are much more unhealthier, because they're not getting the right nutrients that they need. I never understood vegetarianism. I mean, if it's okay for other animals to eat animals, then why not us? I mean, we are animals after all anyway.
It could be a health issue if you don't balance your diet with necessary minerals, vitamins and other necessary foods for good body maintenance. Check with your doctor for a good balance veggie diet..You might need to take a supplement.
Hi. I've been in controversy with many about this topic. I'll keep it short though :) First, if you look at our teeth, we are not built to "rip and tear." Our teeth are built to grind. With the exception of our K9 teeth, we have teeth just like a cow or a horse. Flat. Dogs have rip and tear, (and well they should) for meat. So, the dilemma is where do we get our protein? This is one of the many answers to your question. . Soy beans. and whey is a great protein supplement. I'm trying to keep it short: I hope this helped and have a great day.
Well I don't like meat that much so the iron in my blood is so low that they had to give me iron shots and take iron vitamins they were afraid Id have a heart attack and they said I had anemia so bad that they thought I had lost blood from somewhere but I hadn't.
Aside from needing to pay closer attention to diet and nutrition (which I think is a pro), you may find people do not understand your choice. As a vegetarian, I have found there is a lot of misconception on proper diet. You can live healthfully as a vegetarian and even as a vegan if it is done right. Again, this might be a pro though as you can educate people on where their food comes from as well as how, if done right, being a vegetarian can be a healthy choice. The problems lie when someone becomes a vegetarian and simply stops eating meat rather than trying to find good sources for those nutrients they have removed. If this is a choice you are looking to make, educate yourself on nutrition. :)
Being a vegetarian for the past.... eh... 30-something years, I'd say the biggest disadvantage I've found is that it's tough to get enough protein in your diet. Plus, when going out to restaurants, there isn't much on the menu that I can eat, unless it's an Italian restaurant, then... I can eat soooo much pasta in one meal. It's really quite amazing (& kind of disgusting!), I don't know where it all goes! 8)
You're basically eating less protein for a vegetarian and you're missing out on a lot of food tasting experiences. Basically, protein is what makes up the building blocks of a human's body. You need protein in your diet. Lastly, you can't survive off of having soya beans and eggs to have protein.
your body was created to create its own complete protein from raw green leaf vegetables and whole grains. as well fruit should never be heated unless its been cool temp. dried. root vegetables must be cooked. if you dont have an illness going longer than 6 months without meat is not healthy.
I'ts perfectly OK Being a vegetarian. It's very healthy compared to america's average eating habits. Meat is also very useful and provides your body with many minerals required to stay energetic. But if you were going to limit your meat, My suggestion would be stay away from red meat as much as possible. And stay away from corn. I think you would all be surprised on how extremely bad corn is for you and what people do to it. Hope this helps
As other people have mentioned, you might need to make up protein that you would otherwise have had from eating meat. Other nutrients you might need to focus on are iron, calcium, zinc and vitamin B12 !!! http://www.gbhealthwatch.com/vegetariandiet.php