Is Vegetarian Diet Better?

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A vegetarian diet has become more popular today. Is the vegetarian or omnivore diet better? Are vegetarians really missing the proteins and nutrients from meat?
The term vegetarian can be confusing to some since there are different variations of vegetarians: vegans, lacto vegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian; strict vegetarians (vegans) exclude all meat, eggs and diary products. A lacto-vegetarian diet excludes meat, fish and eggs but includes dairy products. Most vegetarians follow the lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet, which excludes meat, poultry and fish but includes eggs and diary products. Soybeans, grains, beans and legumes, nuts, seeds, vegetables and textured nuts, seeds, vegetable and textured vegetable protein are mainstays of all three diets. We decided to take closer look on lacto-ovo vegetarians, and will call them just simply vegetarians. Vegetarian cuisine may prevent health problems (Vegetarian Diet).

The impression given to most people was that a vegetarian diet lacks the proteins found in meat products. However scientists found that the protein can also be found in the correct vegetarian diet. Many legumes and beans contain the necessary proteins for our bodies and correct function of muscles and nervous system. All it takes is awareness and right choice of food.

Another misunderstanding is about iron, zinc and B vitamins People think that due to monthly blood loss at women, vegetarians have low values of iron needed for formation of hemoglobin in red blood cells and just not enough of zinc and B vitamins from their food. According to Australian study, there is not significant difference between omnivores and vegetarians in values of iron, zinc and B vitamins. Also, all these can be found in regular multivitamin supplements (Madeleine).

Vegetarians tend to eat more fruits, vegetables and grains than the people eating omnivore diet. There's a lot of vegetarian junk food; sure, doughnuts and Doritos are meat-free, but the goal is to...
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