I have been on a vegetarian diet for the last year and 8 months, and I am starting to feel concerned about the negatives about not eating meat. Can you help me out?
I’m not a vegetarian for diet purposes. I just wanted to know if my body is missing out on anything important because of the vegetarianism.
I’m a veggie too. Been one for almost 3 years.
Pros: increase in health (I have not had the common cold or anything the past 3 years), feel more energetic, aware, good for the planet, good for some animals. In some cases can clear your skin up and aid digestion.
Cons: not as much protein or iron as you should be getting
But there are a BILLION ways to get protein/iron: beans, nuts, spinach/leafy greens, dairy (if you choose to eat; I am lactose intolerant so I cannot eat any), soy products, whole grains…just about every food has some protein in it (just read the food labels)
For iron, take an iron pill or a multi-vitamin along with your diet.