Surviving without meat.
Over the years vegetarianism has grown in popularity. It seems that wherever you go .
vegetarian diet options at many restaurants are increasing and there seems to be growing .
awareness of vegetarian issues. Major issues dealing with the capability of human body surviving .
without meat diet. In order to answer this question, we must define vegetarian. Vegetarian is .
someone who does not eat meat, fish, or poultry. Some vegetarians still eat dairy products and .
egg. Vegetarians that avoid all animal products are called vegans. Vegans also avoid wearing .
clothes that comes from animal skin. .
Many vegetarians have concerns regarding issues of health. Whether they will get all the .
essentials nutrients they needed from vegetarian diet. Necessary nutrients produced by meat diet .
are protein, and vitamin B12. Human body only needs nine of the twenty-two essentials .
components of protein for its normal functioning. Remaining thirteen components of proteins are .
synthesized by body. These nine components of proteins can be received from green vegetables, .
milk, nuts, legumes, and beans. Studies have proven that animal diet like red meat, which are high .
in protein causes kidney stones. Unlike meat diet, vegetarian diet only gives body right amount of .
protein, and have no evidence of disease cause by consuming proteins. .
Other essential nutrients received from meat diet is vitamin B12. Studies have shown that .
vitamin B12 can be easily supplied by dairy products and eggs. A one-fourth liter of milk or .
hundred grams of cheese or one egg per day will supply the recommended daily consumption of .
vitamin B12. However, scientific research so far have found no evidence of B12 deficiency .
disease. Therefore, vegans do not have to search for food that provides vitamin B12.
Other benefits of vegetarian diet is lower consumption of fat, if dairy products, seeds, and .