Don’t you always have an argument with your vegetarian friends about why non-vegetarian food is better and vice versa? Let’s try and find out who the winner is, or is there a winner or not.
Many believe that vegetarian food holds high nutritional value, perhaps even more than non-vegetarian diet. In fact, some quality proteins can only be found in animal products such as meat, fish, eggs, chicken etc. Hence, if you’re a vegetarian, there will always be protein deficiency in your diet. Also, one can suffer from vitamin D and iron deficiency because it cannot be found in abundance in the plant kingdom. Red meat is a great source of iron. If you don’t consume milk too, then you’re losing out on a great source of calcium.
However, there are great benefits of eating vegetarian food too. Firstly, it is extremely easy to digest as compare to non-vegetarian food. It also helps in detoxifying the body. It is fiber rich so there are less chances of developing diseases like high cholesterol, hypertension and stroke, diabetes, etc. Vegetarian food also brings in lower intake of toxic in the body.
So, if you are a not-too-religious vegetarian and don’t mind consuming non vegetarian food then it’s best to have a mix of both in your diet so that you get all the nutrients required for a healthy functioning of the body.