are you a vegetarian? Does vegetable completes the nutrition your body need?

Philippines
September 10, 2008 7:24pm CST
As we all know vegetables is very good to our body but i've read this article on a blog that vegetables lacks some nutrients that our body need.. because meat gives some more nutrients on the body than eating vegetables everyday... is it true?
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@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
11 Sep 08
Hello,! I am a pure vegetarian since birth.I Eat lots of vegetables and fruits,milk and milk products.Now I am going to complete 70th year and doing well.So long I have no health problem.All nutrients and vitamins I get from fruits and vegetables,milk and milk products.I don't understand why people like to eat meat and fish.by killing some animals when they get everything from fruits and vegetables.That is why now a days many people have opted for vegetarian diets for healthy living.thanx.
23 Oct 08
I think your family's decision to raise you as a vegetarian is fine. It was their choice and youve obviously grown up healthy but being at the top of the food chain-nature intended us to eat the animals and vegetables around us. It is no form of murder, Meat keeps you active, fit, replaces iron when we are going through our monthly friend, i am fine with people who want to be vegetarians and so vegetarians should be fine with us eating meat. We are only doing what god intended
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
yes there are some nutrients in the meat that cannot be find from vegs like lipids, meats is important my friend but you can also find alternative foods even if you are a vegetarian my friend include fish, tofu and egg in you diet they are all rich in protein and other minerals that can be found in meat my friend... thats all i can say, keep safe and stay healthy.... live, laugh and love... until then and GODBLESS....
• United States
11 Sep 08
I think it depends on the person. Every body is different. Some people need more of certain nutrients then others depending on genetics mostly. I have known people who have been vegetarians for 20 or more years and have never had any problems. Other people I know have tried to be vegetarian and became anemic even though they were eating very similar diets to the vegetarians who had no problems. And even with a supplement and lots of spinach and other high-iron, high-protein foods they still had problems. So it depends on the individual. For some people it is very good for their health and others not.
• United States
11 Sep 08
I am a vegetarian. I love it! As long as you make good choices for yourself with regards to food you should have no issues. Eating a variety always helps also.
@Sarah1108 (310)
• United States
11 Sep 08
Yes I am a vegetarian. I have been one since june of 2001. I was only 16. i find that my body is in better shape since i stopped eating meat. I feel better most days. I didnt eat much red meat when i was a meat eater. i also dont eat seafood. if it comes from an animal the odds are i dont eat it. yes i do eat cheese and eggs and i get a lot of good things from eating eggs. i was going to cut everything that comes from animals out of my body in 2005 but i had a cancer scar and my family would not let me do that.
• Philippines
11 Sep 08
In the past Im a vegetarian but I eat non complete method. If I eat that kind of vegetables I eat that whole day so I become lacto-ovo vegetarian sometimes to ensure complete my nutrients and I take supplements but vegetables keep me healthy which I eat it raw everday. But sometimes the vitamin b12 is most the risk in being vegetarian. Some may find in spirullina products but not too much.