Essay On Pros And Cons Of Being Vegetarian

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Pros and Cons of Being a Vegetarian

Everything that we do has consequences. Eating junk food makes us fat, raises blood pressure and puts the threat of cancer into our lives. Following a vegetarian lifestyle irresponsibly can lead to malnutrition and health problems. Anything that we do has an impact on our lives. It is our responsibility to ensure that we make wise choices and see to it that we are educated about our own particular brand of lifestyle. Doing so keeps us healthier, happier and lets us live longer.
How can you define a vegetarian? Vegetarians are people who generally exclude meat, fish and chicken from their diet and eat a variety of plant-based foods. Most vegetarian diets are rich in fibre and low in fat, especially the unhealthy saturated kind. Within this group there are three kinds of vegetarians: Total vegetarians / Vegans are those who exclude all kinds of meat and animal-based products such as milk, butter and eggs, Lacto-vegetarians are those who do not consume meat, chicken and fish but allow milk and milk products, Lacto-ovo-vegetarians are those who consume milk, milk products and eggs but exclude all kinds of meat. A vegetarian diet not only benefits the human body, but it could cause health problem.
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But the disadvantages are suppressed by the advantages of having it. If the vegetarian food is taken in adequate amounts, it ensures healthy living. Also the various nutrients lacking in vegetarian food can be got by having other alternatives instead of having non-vegetarian food e.g., Vitamin D can be obtained from sunlight instead of getting it from cod liver oil. Also, the most nutrients are present in vegetarian food (may be in little quantities like zinc, vitamin B12, etc.) but if planned properly it will meet the whole nutritional requirements for healthy

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