Diet Is Healthier : A Vegetarian Diet Or An Omnivorous Diet?

2063 Words Dec 8th, 2016 9 Pages
Vegetarians have been around for hundreds of years; However, they have only recently become more common in the U.S. within the past fifty years, which sparks a debate. “Which diet is healthier: A vegetarian diet or an omnivorous diet?” A vegetarian diet can be broken down into many types which restrict or allow certain meats or animal products. For instance, a vegan is a vegetarian who restricts themselves from all meats and animal products which includes things like dairy, eggs, and even honey. However, the investigation will be centered around the regular vegetarian diet which only restricts red meat, white meat (chicken, turkey, etc…), and fish. Specifically, it will be investigating the chemical, physical, and emotional aspects of a vegetarian diet and compare that to the average omnivorous diet. If done right, vegetarianism can offer a wide range and balance of nutrients that could be hard to obtain in an omnivorous diet. For example, vegetarians exceed their daily requirement of fruits and vegetables because they are staples for the diet. Meat is a very filling substance, so whenever meals are made, less fruits and vegetables are needed because the person will get full much faster. Some benefits that come with such a wide variety of nutrients is a decrease in cholesterol as well as a decrease in chronic diseases. With the absence of meat and substitution of more fruits and vegetables, “vegetarians tend to consume less saturated fat and cholesterol and more vitamins C…
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