Vegetarian Diet And Protein Analysis

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The lifestyle of a vegetarian is highly beneficial on medical standards. However, not only may vegetarianism alter one 's health condition, but it may entirely change one 's typical diet. This is due to eliminating meat products. A vegetarian should take in the consideration of protein in a diet. A little thought is needed to figure out how to get protein and other nutrients a vegetarian may lack once eliminating meat products. Therefore, in order to balance out the loss of meat products, it is essential to incorporate other foods as substitutes in order to fill in for the lack of protein and other nutrients. One may also take supplementary pills, such as Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D pills, to make up for the lack of vitamins and other …show more content…
It only seemingly appears that vegetarians will get less protein by eliminating meat products, but this is false. If one is well aware of what foods contain great sources of protein, then the requirement of needed protein can easily be sustained. As long as a vegetarian maintains a varied diet, consumes the right foods, and consumes enough foods, getting protein will not be an issue ("The Vegetarian," 1996-2014, para. 3). Vegetarian foods, such as beans, lentils, tofu, tempeh, chickpeas, greens, potatoes, and whole grains contain protein ("The Vegetarian," 1996-2014, para. …show more content…
5). In conclusion, vegetarians generally do consume less processed and packaged foods than the average non-vegetarian. Therefore, it can be stated that the diets between a vegetarian and a non-vegetarian are different. Given most people are non-vegetarians, it is more difficult for a vegetarian to find foods and recipes that are appropriate for his/her lifestyle; considering many recipes call for meat and meat is very common in many dishes. Meat is even incorporated into tradition dishes on holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. Therefore, a vegetarian should explore the variety of foods that are allowed in a vegetarian lifestyle to keep from feeling like there is a much smaller food choice to choose from. With knowing what foods one likes and dislikes, one can then start researching recipes and making recipes up on his/her

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