Whether Human Is a Vegetarian or Non-Vegetarian

India
May 6, 2008 10:41am CST
Some people only eat vegetables whereas some non-vegetables. However, non-vegetarians are seldom compelled to eat vegetables and they eat it without reluctance. But a Vegetarian never eat non-vegetables especially those who are from Asian countries. It is not clear whether human is a vegetarian or non-vegetarian by birth. Non-vegetarian claims that eating non-vegetables are the secret of their good health whereas vegetarian says vegetables are Very good for their health and not only, they claims, human body is constructed for suit to vegetables. In modern medical science BLOOD CHOLOSTROL is a main topic and eating non-vegetable is the main cause for increase of CHOLOSTROL in Blood. Now the question raised is that eating vegetables or non-vegetables brings Good health to human body? Your comments are Welcome. Thanks.
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@freak369 (5123)
• United States
11 May 08
Humans were meant to eat meat, people can argue that it isn't a necessity for a healthy diet but if god didn't want us to eat meat, chances are he wouldn't have given us teeth. Without meat be it beef, chicken or pork, you are going to have a hard time getting enough protein to sustain muscle mass.
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• India
11 May 08
Dear Friend, Up to an extent I agree with You. In other side we should think about animals also. They are also provided with teeth. But 100% animals are not non-vegetarians. The thing which I would like say is that, God provided teeth for human or animals is not only to eat meat. Besides it is for something else, also. We have to find out what is for that? Thanks.
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@mommyboo (13197)
• United States
13 May 08
There are protein supplements available, keep in mind I have no idea how they are manufactured but if people are concerned about lack of protein, it is available in protein bars, powder for shakes, and ready to drink concoctions. I do think that most manufactured protein supplements use soy or whey protein, soy would be okay for vegetarians but the whey is probably milk based. I find it interesting the point brought up here - animals eat other animals! I don't see or hear people complaining about this, so since it is a natural thing for some animals to eat other animals, it's hard for me to believe that people shouldn't eat them as well, well I mean if they have grown up eating them and prefer to. I've been reading and responding in another thread about vegetarianism and veganism, which is how I got here in this thread.
• India
13 May 08
Thanks for your response, My dear Friend.
6 May 08
Humans are omnivores, but if a choice has to be made between a vegetarian diet and non-vegetarian than the vegetarian diet is generally healthier. I am veggie and don't like the idea of eating animals- especially when there are thousands of delicious alternatives out there. Some people feel ill if they cut out meat altogether. But Ithink it is little about whether you eat meat, and more about what you choose to eat and how you cook it. Eating healthy brings good health- not whether you choose vegetarianism or not.
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@chirantani (1382)
• India
6 May 08
Vegetarians are likely to live longer. Vegetarian dishes are very healthy.Non- vegetarian dishes contains lots of fats, it is unhealthy, and harmful to the health.
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@Rajasir (46)
• Nepal
7 May 08
If you eat to live,it is good but if you live to eat,it is bad.Human body requires a certain amount of nourishment,whether it comes from meat or vegetables is not important.Milk is produced from blood in mother's body.Now what do you say.We all are born parasites. Secondly,medical science is only a propositional science.It is not yet a proven science.Bless you.
• India
7 May 08
I thanks everybody who responded to the discussion started by me including You, Dear Rajasir. Thanks.
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
7 May 08
Humans are most definitely omnivores. Increased protein from eating animals was the reason our brains could develop larger and why we enjoy a better cognitive ability. "However, non-vegetarians are seldom compelled to eat vegetables and they eat it without reluctance." This is a pretty contradictory sentence, what were you trying to say?
• India
7 May 08
Dear Friend, I am not trying to say anything. I only put a subject for discussion and for which I received a plenty of response and I was for that. What I said is "a non-vegetarian eat vegitables with pleasure" whereas "a vegetarian cannot eat meat" because as some other members pointed out in the discussion that "some vegetarian start vomitting even by seeing a person eating the Meat". I hope it cleared your doubts. Thanks for responding.
@gemini_rose (16192)
6 May 08
I have never really liked vegetables I find them really boring, apart from sweetcorn and I could eat that all the time. I have always been a meat eater, even though a lot of meat does not actually agree with me. Perhaps we are the same as dinosaurs, some of them were born to be meat eaters and some born to just eat leaves and shrubs, I am not sure about whose healthier though although I do agree that vegetables are good for a person, I just try and eat a balance of both.
• United States
6 May 08
That is an interesting thought (about the dinosaurs) lol. I don't think it's true, but you never knoowwww. I was under the impression that corn is actually a grain, not a vegetable. This is what I found online about it: "Corn is a grain. It is in the family Poaceae (grasses) and genus: Zea (tall grasses). It is mostly starchy like grains, but also has a good amount of fiber. Non-scientifically speaking though, if I ate corn with my meal, I'd count it as a vegetable." not that it really matters, but whatever!
• India
26 Nov 09
I think that all milk products are non-veg.This is because the milk products don't have any plant properties and they aren't derived from plants as well.This is only scientifically.
@mommyboo (13197)
• United States
13 May 08
Humans are meant to be omnivores - that means we eat a variety of things, both meat, vegetables, fruits, and starches. I don't think this means that we should be eating all the processed stuff we eat these days but with technology and information has come a lot of processed food. Dietary cholesterol and things like too much fat, transfat, saturated fat etc are things that are responsible for increasing obesity and obesity related health problems. Honestly, it's not often that I see an obese vegetarian or vegan. People who make choices to eat healthier generally have other healthy habits including regular exercise, so you can't really say it's only diet that contributes to health. Diet is a cultural and regional thing, it depends where you live and how you live, and I suppose how your parents eat because that is how you learn and make your preferences. Since I am not a vegetarian I would say that a healthy diet includes mostly things like lean meats and fish, a wide variety of vegetables and fruits and whole grains, also things like nuts and beans and cheese, yogurt, etc. For the most part you want to eat mostly fruits and vegetables and whole grains and smaller amounts of meats/fish, and you want to try to eat whole foods - ie foods in their natural state like fresh or frozen produce rather than canned, boxed, processed.
• China
7 May 08
really, it is not clear whether human is a vegatarian or non vegeterian by birth. hence i personally feel that being vegetarian is more better for the health of body. for example there more adiposity between western than in asian.of course i do know meat contains certain needed value .but we can stray from normal diet.
@subha12 (18452)
• India
7 May 08
i think i can't very clearly say definitely which is better than the other. but scientists now say that turning veg gives rise to less disease. but still many opinions are there. we are non veg. but we also take veg food side by side. so you can say we take both. actually its difficult for veg peopel to take non veg.
@SHAMRACK (8521)
• India
7 May 08
Dear friend, Humans are vegetarians, later as advanced humans became non-vegetarians too. May be the most advanced might be the man-eaters or human flesh eaters. It is also known that human flesh is much tastier. Hence I personally feel that being vegetarian is more better for both the health of mind and body. Moreover other animals life too can be saved. Offcourse I do know meat contains certain needed value but it could not never be a compensative side when compared to vegetables. I hope humans consume meat only because of its taste and addiction.
@wooitsmolly (3613)
• United States
6 May 08
It is my belief that human bodies are made to eat both vegetables and meat. That said, I choose not to eat meat for ethical reasons (not health ones.) I think it is obvious that the majority of people in the US (I can't speak for other countries) eat too much meat. They are eating it at every meal and in such high quantities that it is a serious health risk. Do I think that a herbivore diet is more healthy than an omnivore diet? Not always. I think it would do a lot of people a lot of good to cut down how much meat they eat. I think we all know this and I hate that there always seems to be conflict between those with differing eating patterns. (Just wanted to add, not all vegetarians eat only vegetables, since some eat eggs, cheese, milk, etc.)
• India
6 May 08
human is vegetarians but highly inovative & creative so after seen the animals thay think if animals do why we not & take nonvage its just a compitetion with animals
• India
6 May 08
Man is an omnivorus animal. It depends upon the situation u live in like. Like when we are born we are of no religon but we just follow what our parents are following like if the are catholic most of the time u likel to be catholic. Same way if someone is boorn in a family who doesnt eat non-veg he tends to reluctant towards non-vegies, infact i have seen people vomiting when they see someone else eating nonveg. it depends upon the environment in which u live in. Secondly, when it comes to which is brings good health to human being is also depend not upon what u eat but upon with which feeling u eat. Anyways as far as i am concerned i pure veg. and i believe it brings good health dont trust me? then i see many animals like elephant is vegeterian,hippo, rhino these are veg animals and rabbits is a vegeterian(so therefore u can see many veggies slim like me :-))
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
6 May 08
Hello,Mr.Nair! Human being is primarily a vegetarian.when you were born you were fed with milk only then after six months you were fed with vegetable soup or fruit juice and not the non-veg things.you are right,if you eat meat or fish and eggs,you will have cholesterol problems.but a vegetarian will be free from this problem.i am a vegetarian since birth and i do not have cholesterol problem and to day i am 70 and doing quite well with only vegetables and fruits and milk and milk products.these are quite good for health.thanx.
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
6 May 08
Humans are meant to be omnivores. However, in modern society we take that to the extreme. History has shown us that humans were made to eat fish, fruits, and veggies. Problems come in when we stray from that type of diet.