• Taylor Walker

The Life of a Vegetarian

Vegetarian’s have a different lifestyle than others, they don’t eat certain things that other people do. Such as meats, fish, poultry and many people can become a vegetarian instantly over night. When some people choose to be a vegetarian they take it slowly, so they know what’s best for them and their food sources. Also, it’s not hard for them to meet their nutrition needs cause in vegetables there is still nutrition just another lifestyle.

Vegetarians easily meet their protein needs by eating a varied diet, as long as they meet their calories and intake to maintain their weight.

It’s not necessary to plan combinations of food to meet protein needs.

Proteins

  • Beans

  • Tofu

  • Nuts

  • Chickpea’s

  • Seed’s

  • Whole grain bread

  • Potato

IRON

  • Diced beans

  • Baked potato’s

  • Iron fertilized foods

  • Cereal’s

  • Cashews

  • Instant oatmeal

  • Tomato’s

  • Broccoli

  • Citrus fruit and juices

CALCIUM

  • Collard greens

  • Kale

  • Mustard greens

  • Spinach

  • Fertilized soy milk

  • Tofu prepared with calcium

Vitamin B12

Adult recommended intake for vitamin B12 is low:

  • Cereal

  • Nutritional yeast

  • Soy milk

If you do not intake eggs, dairy products, you should take a non-animal derived supplement.

Dairy Substitutes in cooking:

  • Soy milk

  • Almonds

  • Soy margarine

  • Soy sour cream etc.

What do vegetarians do?

  • Pizza

  • Meat frozen spaghetti

  • Mac and cheese

  • Grilled cheese

  • French toast

  • Cornflakes

  • French fries

  • Meatless lasagna

  • Vegetable pot pie etc.

Vegetarians scored lower on depression tests and had better mood profiles than their fish and meat eating peers. It was previously believed that plant source omega-3s, found in nuts, flax, and oils, are less effective in boosting brain and physical health than EPA and DHA. since it’s harder for our bodies to convert these plant sources into usable amino acids. Vegetarians are slimmer than meat eaters , vegetarian meals actually burn calories also they have better and healthier looking skin.

Vegetarians believe in taking a caring and compassionate stance against the inhumane treatment of animals. They also get more protein in wholesome natural foods. Several studies show that a plant-based diet increases the body’s metabolism, causing the body to burn calories up to 16% faster than the body would on a meat-based diet for at least the first 3 hours after meals.

Vegetarians seem to live a good lifestyle and also very healthy. Even though there is not anything wrong with meat eaters cause they also get lots of protein too. I prefer meat but I could agree with a vegetarian life to but most of all I try to eat a little bit of both. Both lifestyles can make you happy long as you agree with the foods.