A Strict Vegetarian Analysis

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The Truth About A Strict Vegetarian Diet Proper nutrition has been debated and adapted from viewpoints of vegetarianism compared to the consumption of animal products. In "A Strict Vegetarian Diet Is Unhealthy for Most People"(Kim), Ben Kim discuses the negative effects and alternate motives behind an all vegetarian diet. By providing a alternate view of a strict vegetarian diet, Kim advocates for a diet based on personal needs. Although many people see immediate health advantages to having a strict vegetarian diet over time the body cannot compensate the loss of key nutrients only gained from animal biased products. Kim supports this point by stating "A long term, strict vegan diet is likely to lead to the development of nutritional deficiencies …show more content…
During the opening section it is made apparent that " I would return to being a strict vegan"(Kim), Kim discloses that he use to follow the strict vegetarian diet he is now opposed. This supports his point due to the personal connection he has to the topic and that his body as gone through this experience. Kim also relies upon the knowledge gained through personal relations with members of pro vegetarian organizations. Through interviews he discloses that many of these organizations have alternate means to the vegetarian health craze. Much like "strict vegan diet is mainly to support their mission of preventing cruel treatment of animals"(Kim), Kim addresses the revelation that outside factors do affect the vegan diet support. This allows for the idea that health is not taken in to consideration when campaigning for a strict vegetarian diet thus providing little basis for changing ones diet. Kim states "will be persuaded to follow a strict vegan diet if they believe it is for their health than if it 's for the welfare of animals"(Kim) in support of the notion that health is not the main focus and leads to the question is the saving of animals worth the detriment to our own …show more content…
By doing this Kim is able to create logical support for his argument in layers. The health risk breakdown how an all vegetarian diet may be hazardous to one 's health and is supported by "usually eat some animal foods"(Kim) showing that it some form of animal produce is need to support a healthy diet. By identifying the reasoning behind why the switch to a vegetarian diet is successful Kim is able to show how Organizations uses strict vegetarian diets to save animals despite the health effects this change can have. By using the last section trusting your body, Kim supports the idea of making a personal decision biased off of research but offers suggestions. This supports his main argument by logically saying that research and our personal health should impact the dietary decisions we

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