At 11/23/08 03:34 PM, Corky52 wrote:
Vegetariandiets can be deficient in nutrients such as vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium, iodine and omega-3 fatty acids.These deficiencies have potentially serious consequences, including anemia, rickets and cretinism in children, and osteomalacia and hypothyroidism in adults.
Anyway just incase you don't like the whole scientific proof thing you guys are telling me that you don't use/eat any of these things? Meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, dairy products, honey, fur, leather, wool, silk, gelatin, lanolin, rennet, whey, casein, beeswax, isinglass, and shellac.
Yes that even means jello since you would be eating animal parts there.
You're reading about poorly planned vegetarian/vegan diets.
As far as that huge list:
Vegetarians don't eat: meat.
Vegans don't eat animal products, but not all are as gung-ho as that. Some vegans eat honey and use shellac, for example. A lot of vegans draw the line at insects.
To quote Wikipedia (which i see is what you're using) "Properly planned vegetarian diets have been found to satisfy the nutritional needs for all stages of life, and large-scale studies have shown vegetarianism to significantly lower risks of cancer, ischaemic heart disease, and other diseases."
It is also a very dangerous diet for someone who is pregnant and going to have a child if they don't take the supplements that I talked about before and you told me it was bullshit. Since a child diet should be made up of mostly fat for brain and body development. That means these hot girls you are making are going to be developing very weak children. ;)
I never said supplements are bullshit if you're a vegan; most vegans require some sort of supplement, whether it be a dietary pill or a fortified cereal. Vegetarians can still get fat from milk and eggs, assuming they are a lacto-ovo vegetarian. Also, "Nonetheless, well-balanced vegetarian and vegan diets can meet all these nutrient requirements and are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence."
The trick to a vegetarian diet, as you can see, is planning. As long as you make sure you're getting what you need, you'll be fine. When you add proper planning to the equation, all of your health arguments fall apart.