be a controversial issue. Do we need it to stay healthy?
It is certainly
not necessary to actively seek protein enriched foods to
stay healthy. We find natural proteins in many of the foods
we eat daily.
think that Veggies are lacking protein.... because they
don't eat meat.
There is an
old veggie-inspired chestnut which goes like this ... Beef
is full of protein but cows don't eat other animals... they
eat grass!... so where do cows get their protein from?
just as much of our own protein whether we eat meat or not
... those who eat meat are not benefiting from eating protein
in meat... Meat-eaters get fat far more easily than vegetarians
and can end up storing up to 20 pounds or more undigested
meat in their bodies!
The problem with many young vegetarians in particular is
that they don't eat the right foods to maintain a healthy
body weight ... or more to the point maintaining a balanced
condition which keeps both body and mind healthy. Becoming
a vegetarian is not simply a matter of giving up meat. It
is also a transition to healthier food alternatives.
You can read more on this elsewhere at VeggieGlobal.
While absorbing iron (see minerals)
burn up your protein intake to keep yourself lean and free
of aches and pains ... Exercise!
(see also minerals)