What would you consider the best benefits of a vegetarian diet?

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  1. SerenityHalo profile image94
    SerenityHaloposted 10 years ago

    What would you consider the best benefits of a vegetarian diet?

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    ronald medinaposted 10 years ago

    Healthy body .No fats no cholesterol .No preservatives .But be sure you know what kinds of veggie you need to eat every day to complete your nutrients ,for example protein ,not only in meat but also in beans ,stuffed like that .

  3. freecampingaussie profile image61
    freecampingaussieposted 10 years ago


    I struggle to think of any as I love my roast lamb & pork/bacon and steak  too much! I guess you would save money when shopping . The protein in meat is good for you. If you grill the meat the fat can drain out.

  4. DzyMsLizzy profile image86
    DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years ago

    First of all, health.  In fact, my husband's cardiologist suggested he should go on a vegan diet, which means not even eggs or dairy products.  While I am a vegetarian, I don't think even I could manage vegan.  Cholesterol is found ONLY in foods of animal origin, so losing that from the diet is a huge plus.  The body makes, on its own, what little of that substance is needed.  Adding more from the diet is unhealthy. 
    We are not actually designed as meat-eaters, and it is not good for us.  However, I realize that centuries of learned habits die hard.

    Secondly, the environment. Did you know? More pollution and 'greenhouse gases' are produced by feed lots than by motor vehicles.

    Thirdly, empathy for other living beings.  All animals, not just humans, feel pain, sadness, love and suffer accordingly when they are slaughtered, and when their young are taken away from them.
    I see no difference between eating a cow or killing and eating one's pets.  They are all sentient beings.

  5. magictrickshq profile image60
    magictrickshqposted 10 years ago

    Mostly healthier. But there are some downsides. You do need protein, and it is a little harder to get. And also there are some vitamins that you cannot get without meat, so you want to be careful to find out what they are and how to get them (can't remember off the top of my head)

  6. manatita44 profile image71
    manatita44posted 10 years ago

    I will answer you from the standpoint of Yoga Philosophy.

    All things have Consciousness or Spirit. Some in New Age will say Energy or Vibration. Animals have an aggressive or restless nature and their vibrations can be absorbed or imbibed by us. Note I am talking about vibrations, energy or in Yoga Philosophy: Consciousness.  Vegetables are gentler and milder and as such more conducive to meditation and inner growth. Equanimity is Yoga and so peace and tranquillity co-exist with a gentler or more sattvic diet. The three Gunas or modes of life, covers this quite well.

    This world has many vegetarians and equally we have different dispositions and rationale for our choices. One can easily be attached to being a vegetarian as well as having an attachment to any other thing in life. There are so many variables: illness, nutrtion, and convictions for being vegetarians! yet we are not all Yogi's, and not all are interested in the divinity of man and in leading the Life Divine. The key here is Purity of Intent; Sincerity of Purpose in our actions. This is the way of the devottee of Truth

  7. M. T. Dremer profile image80
    M. T. Dremerposted 10 years ago

    There is no beneficial element of animal based foods that cannot be obtained from a healthier plant-based alternative. The protein concern is a myth. Not only is protein found in countless fruits, vegetables and grains, but so are 'complete' proteins, which is what meat is classified as (soy, buckwheat and quinoa are just a few plant-based complete proteins).

    Cutting meat and dairy out of ones diet cuts out cholesterol and fat, while boosting fiber and nutrients. Granted, it is possible to be a bad vegetarian (I believe they're called carb-itarians) but the rules about eating healthy on a vegetarian diet are the same as an omnivores diet. Cut out the processed foods with high salt, fat and sugar content. The difference, however, between a smart vegetarian diet and a smart omnivores diet is that the vegetarian looses weight faster and significantly reduces their chances of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image86
      DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      There is no such thing as a 'carb-itarian.' That's an invented word to describe people who are "vegetarians" but eat too many JUNK carbs, like cake!  You are actually supposed to get 60% of your calories from COMPLEX carbs like potoatoes, for energy.


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