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Ryel Kestano
Ryel Kestano

How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian

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While certainly a topic of perennial and vehement debate, most nutritionists and studies agree that the human consumption of animal meat is part of a balanced diet. The proteins found in animal meat and fat contain all the essential amino acids the body needs to grow, and are often more easily assimilated by the body than proteins found in a vegetarian diet. Dr Weston Price, a leading researcher of traditional diets who conducted vast studies of indigenous tribes in the 1930s, found that animal meat and fat was the singular most important dietary component among the tribes he studied, inhabiting all extremes of conditions, from the coldest to the warmest regions on earth.

However, it is absolutely possible to obtain all the necessary nutritional elements the body needs from a vegetarian diet. The problem is that many people choose to become vegetarians without spending time studying how to be a healthy vegetarian. Because it is harder to obtain all the necessary vitamins, minerals and proteins the body needs from a non-meat diet, it is important that vegetarians have a strong grasp of the right foods they must eat, as well as the quantity and combination of foods, in order to maintain a healthy, balanced nutritional composition.

Healthy vegetarians make a daily effort to monitor their nutritional intake, particularly in regard to certain vitamins that are more easily found in animal meat, most notably Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Calcium, Zinc, Riboflavin, Iron and especially Vitamin B-12. The right combination of foods is required so that the vitamins are activated and ingested in the right amounts. From a Chinese medicine perspective, which highly values a nutritional balance among foods that fall across the dietary spectrum, this article is invaluable in learning to become a healthy vegetarian.

For a more Western perspective, read this article from the Mayo Clinic, or this excellent list of vegetarian nutrition resources from the Vegetarian Resource Group.

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This is a very informative post. I have read in another article, that there are different kinds of vegans. It think that it is important to know what veggies you are eating and know it's nutritional content. It is also essential to enjoy eating them because food should be appreciated.

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I don't like to be a vegetarian because our body needs protein which we can get in meats. Yes, being vegetarian is good because you can have a great skin but you will have a lack of energy we should eat meat even for just once a week.

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You can get more accessible proteins from other sources - non meat. If you do your research correctly it is quite possible to fulfill all your bodies needs without eating meat - including the need for protein.

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I used to be a lazy vegetarian, but wound up with anemia that way. Once I stopped being so lazy and started to actually eat the right foods, the anemia cleared up almost immediately. Everyone who eats has to be smart about it, whether vegetarian or not, but vegetarians need to be even a little smarter. Thanks for the post!

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Does anyone know what vitamins specifically promote healthy hair? I suffer from hair loss/breakage because I lost alot of weight and I need a solution! I already use high end conditioner and it is helping a bit, I just didnt know if there are a few vitamins I can be taking to help.

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I have to disagree about us being omnivorous and all that. If we had more will power we could understand vegetarians as people who have evolved. As long as we stay healthy, I think it's something noble and purifying both physically and mentally.

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