Vegetarianism is a way of life, a way of life. Vegetarianism is still considered a renunciation, a sacrifice as if dead and tormented animals are a gourmet delight. Vegetarianism is still considered unsafe for health, even dangerous for children and young people as if dead and tormented animals are perfect for health. Every vegetarian, as well as the one who is about to become one, faces ignorance, prejudices and so much misinformation about vegetarianism, ecology, human nutrition, and health on a daily basis that it is simply necessary to fight the same battles from day to day …
In a discussion, someone will often say that vegetarians do not get enough protein in their food
The truth is the opposite – vegetarians get protein from the same sources as other people: cereals, legumes … But by rejecting meat, vegetarians avoid the accumulation of protein of animal origin. These foods, in addition, contain fats, cholesterol, pesticides, and antibiotics, which complicate the work of the digestive organs, and especially the liver and kidneys. Instead of the previous 15-20 percent of calories in the form of protein and 40-50 percent in the form of fat, modern nutritionists advise that there be 10-15 percent protein in the daily diet, and only 5-10 percent fat.
Another common objection to vegetarians is: plant proteins are worse than animal proteins
This outdated claim is based on the erroneous assumption that human proteins should have the same composition of eight essential amino acids as animal meat. Today, it is known that approximately 80 percent of the protein that a person consumes is consumed in the body to build 14 non-essential amino acids, which are consumed for energy production or stored in the form of fat. Our body has the ability to just extract all the essential amino acids from the plant proteins it needs. In addition, you should know that the body cannot absorb proteins but breaks them down and takes the amino acids it needs.
They say vegetarians do not have a balanced diet
Most vegetarians eat a standard diet, primarily using four food groups: cereals and legumes, leafy vegetables, and fruits. Meat threatens the balance in the body by ingesting it creating excess fat, cholesterol, pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics. Meat, too, prevents the normal absorption of essential nutrients because it binds calcium from the bones and overloads the digestive system.
Meat is a concentrated nutritional package
Meat is primarily a concentrated source of fat, cholesterol, pesticides, hormones, and antibiotic residues.
People who do not eat meat are healthier, suffer less from common chronic diseases, and live longer than those who eat meat. This is confirmed by millions of vegetarians around the world, as well as scientific research. But the years of tradition and customs, as well as the propaganda of the meat industry, have done their part and imposed the view that it is impossible to survive and stay healthy without eating meat. The truth is just the opposite!
Both vegetables and fruits are also contaminated with pesticides
Unfortunately, that’s right. But it is good that vegetarians can rub and brush to remove at least some of the toxic substances from the surface of fruits and vegetables. And carnivores cannot wash their meat from poisonous ingredients by any washing. Animals that eat poisoned animal feed precipitate pesticides and concentrate them in their fat deposits in a ratio of up to 20: 1.
The construction of the human body is intended for carnivores
The truth is diametrically opposed. the smallmouth, the shape of the teeth, the pH factor in the saliva, the large stomach, the length of the intestines in humans unquestionably reveal that it is a structure intended for eating fruits and plants, and not tearing animal flesh. The structure of our body is the same as the body structure of great apes who are vegetarians. Can you imagine a man running after an antelope-like a lion, biting it and tearing its flesh with his own teeth?
Vegetarianism for adults – good, but not for children
Children need copious amounts of protein, calcium, and other nutrients for their growth. They need carbohydrates for energy and vitamins to regulate it all together. Meat is rich in protein and iron, but it also contains saturated fats and cholesterol. Meat, too, takes away calcium from the bones. Why impose violence on children and endanger their health? Children can get all the ingredients they need for their growth from a balanced vegetarian diet that contains a wide range of grains and grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits. In addition, it is children who benefit most from vegetarianism; a healthy childhood, and an upbringing of compassion for all living beings.
Vegetarian cuisine is too complex and time-consuming
Every lifestyle change brings a period in which you need to work harder and put in more effort, but a positive outcome is worth the investment. Take, for example, exercise. The transition to vegetarianism may be difficult, but once you get used to it, then one sees how simple everything is. In addition, most vegetarian meals and meals do not require as much cooking and dishwashing.
The vegetarian diet is monotonous
Anyone who knows anything about food will say that it is not true. A vegetarian diet is not just steamed vegetables and brown rice. There are thousands of delicious vegetarian dishes. From oriental such as sushi, tofu, šiškab or couscous to pâtés and spreads, stews and stews, vegetarian sandwiches, burgers, pancakes, salads … the list is endless. There are hundreds of different seeds and grains, vegetables, and fruits. In fact, by eliminating meat, the diet gains in diversity and begins to reveal a fantastic variety of flavors.
Vegetarianism is just a passing fad
Fashion is fleeting, and vegetarianism – based on health and ethical reasons – has been here for thousands of years. Even in the time of the great philosophers, Pythagoras (6th century BC) and Plato (427-347 BC) who were vegetarians and great advocates of the vegetarian diet, vegetarianism was thousands of years old, it was not at all a new idea, and soon almost all people will be vegetarians.
Nothing in the world can make up for the taste of meat
There are many soy products with a meat-like taste and composition. There are completely herbal products on the market with a taste of meat, sausages, hot dogs, fish and crabs and caviar. If it’s just a matter of taste, then today, without a doubt, it’s much easier to become a vegetarian than ever before. But just by switching to vegetarian food, many people realize how monotonously they ate and how many wonderful flavors and combinations a meatless diet offers.