A debate on whether one should stick to veganism or red meat diets

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A debate on whether one should stick to veganism or red meat diets

Date of last revision: November The following series of questions and answers address various aspects of vegetarianism.

What does the term 'vegetarian' actually mean? The word 'vegetarian' is not well-defined. It includes people with a wide range of attitudes and eating behaviours with respect to foods of animal origin. Vegetarians all base their diets on foods of plant origin, but there are different levels of vegetarianism according to how much food derived from animals is also eaten.

In Australia there are five major types of vegetarian: There are more extreme forms of vegetarianism. For example, 'fruitarians' eat nothing that required a living organism to be killed, restricting their diet to fruits, nuts, honey and olive oil. Similarly, the range of Zen Macrobiotic diets includes some that are as restrictive as that of the fruitarians.

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Why do people adopt vegetarian diets? The reasons for becoming a vegetarian are many and varied. Many people are vegetarians as a result of religious beliefs. In addition, semi vegetarians usually believe that red meat is harmful to health, particularly—but not exclusively—to heart health.

Lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarians might add that there is a moral dimension, based on a belief that animals have the same right to live as we do. Because dairy foods and eggs can be collected without killing or harming the animals that provide them, lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarians might be justified in considering themselves more humane than meat eaters.

Vegans would almost certainly agree with the moral argument but would probably add that, unlike milk and eggs, plants contain no cholesterol and most plant foods have little 'saturated fat' a type of fat that is associated with increased risk of heart disease. But it is worth noting that coconut oil and palm oil are exceptions, in that most of the fat from these plant foods is saturated.

The higher levels of many vitamins, fibre, antioxidants and other substances believed to be of nutritional benefit in foods of plant origin are also used as arguments for greater health benefits of vegetarian diets.

Many vegetarians believe that, in addition to health benefits and moral considerations, there is also reduced environmental degradation i. In some countries there are special reasons for considering adopting a vegetarian diet.

For example, in the United Kingdom some people have become vegetarians following the advent of 'mad cow disease' BSEand the diagnosis of a similar disease in humans variant CJD believed to be acquired by eating beef infected with BSE.

Some teenagers, mostly girls, adopt a vegetarian diet because they think it will lead to weight loss. In a few cases, changing to an extreme vegetarian diet can be a smokescreen for an eating disorder. So although many girls follow a vegetarian diet, and only a small number develop an eating disorder, it is worth watching for any changes that lead to severely restricted total food intake.

How nutritious are vegetarian diets compared to the omnivorous diet? There are at least two ways of approaching the question 'how nutritious is a particular diet? But it can also be addressed in terms of 'how much does the diet promote good health?

Considering the 'completeness' aspect first: Semi vegetarian, lacto vegetarian, and lacto-ovo vegetarian diets, when properly planned, have been consistently found to provide the full range of protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and fibre necessary for optimal nutritional status.

In this, they are approximately equivalent to properly planned omnivorous diets. However, as they are often practised, these vegetarian diets can lead to low iron status.

Vegetarian teenage girls and women of child-bearing age are particularly at risk of iron-deficiency anaemia because red meat is one the best dietary sources of iron.

Proper planning can help ensure that adequate iron status is maintained when the diet does not contain red meat. For example, combining a source of vitamin C such as fruit or fruit juice with wheat-based cereal foods will increase the absorption of the iron available in the cereal.

Eggs, legumes a term that includes peas, beans, chickpeas, lentils, soy foods and nuts are also significant sources of iron.


A well-planned vegan diet can meet all nutritional requirements. Other nutrients at risk for vegans include protein, iron, zinc and calcium. Grain foods, legumes, potatoes, seeds and nuts are good sources of protein. Legumes, nuts and dried fruits are quite good sources of calcium, while legumes and seeds provide significant quantities of zinc.

Vegetarian diets include higher intakes of cereal foods, vegetables including legumes and fruits—and therefore of dietary fibre—with lower intakes of fat particularly saturated fat and salt. Fruitarian diets and those of some of the more extreme levels of the Macrobiotic diets are invariably nutritionally inadequate.

What about the relationship between vegetarian diets and health—is there any evidence for better or worse health outcomes compared to omnivorous diets? There is a substantial body of evidence supporting the belief that vegetarians in Western countries experience significantly less cancer, less heart disease, fewer strokes, and generally live longer than omnivores.

However, it is also true that people who choose a particular diet for health reasons will probably also look after their health in other ways.“Start with one meat-free, veggie-heavy meal or even one snack a day, like a smoothie. As you slowly start to incorporate more whole foods, your palate will change and the cravings will go away.” Eating too much processed food in general.

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Whether it be for the proven lower cholesterol, reducing your carbon footprint or the protection of animals, people are slowly but undoubtedly becoming more and more aware of the vegan benefits; with 51% of people welcoming the rise of vegan produce and 1 in 5 trimming meat from their diets .

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32 thoughts on “ Why It Isn’t Wrong To Eat Meat ” Jesus says. November 5, at am. I have stopped eating red meat for 10 months and only eat chicken once a week. I aim to be a complete vegetarian in 3 months.

I am trying to find one good arguement against veganism. I became one because “white” and “red” meat hurt my stomach. My philosophy has evolved to “go animals” but really, I care about me. I don’t necessarily believe in this, but I’ve heard that diff body types require diff nutrition.

A debate on whether one should stick to veganism or red meat diets
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