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Audra Brown

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Vegetarianism Audra Brown Meaning Types
Reasons Pro's & Con's Meaning Origin & Definition The term, vegetarian, actually has nothing to do with vegetables.

Vegetarian is taken from the Latin word vegetus. Vegetus translates into the English language as

(Vegetarian Society) “A vegetarian is someone living on a diet of grains, nuts, seeds, vegetables, and fruits with or without the use of dairy products and eggs.” (Vegetarian Society) Defined: Types Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian
Ovo or LactoVegetarian
Lacto Vegetarian
Pescetarian Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian Do not eat meat, fish or fowl.
Eats dairy and egg products.
(The Vegan Resource Group)

Most common type of vegetarian diet because it follows the no meat rule. Ovo

No: dairy products No: egg products
Eats: egg products Eats: dairy products

(The Vegan Resource Group)

No life is taken. Vegan Does not eat animal products including meat, fish, fowl, eggs, dairy, honey, etc.
Most vegans do not use any animal products such as silk, leather, wool, etc. as well.
(The Vegan Resource Group)

Tends to be the most dedicated form of vegetarianism. Pescatarian Is the practice of a diet that includes seafood but no meat, fowl or eggs. Which can be debated as a form of vegetarianism because it only includes components of the vegetarian diet.

Taste and texture preferences. Reasoning Personal Health adopting a healthy diet of vegetables, whole grains, and fruits in order to reduce weight, risk of diseases or cancer. Economic & World
Hunger Concerns A vegetarian diet can help alleviate world hunger.
Over 10 pounds of plant protein are used to produce one pound of beef protein.
Research from Cornell University found that the grain used to feed US livestock alone could feed 800 million people.
(Should people become vegetarian?)

In 2006, the UN calculated that animals bread for meat are responsible for 18% of the global total of emissions- more than cars, planes and all other forms of transport put together.”
(10 ways vegetarianism can help save the planet)
Health Benefits Compassion for Animals & Belief in Nonviolence Passionate animals lovers may become vegetarians for this reason. Increasingly, the raising and killing of animals for consumption is a very violent and cruel process that can include small uncomfortable spaces, injection of growth hormones, and brutal killing processes. Food Preferences Spiritual Reasons Many Buddhists, Hindus, and Rastafarians also advocate vegetarianism as an extension of their belief in practicing non-violence.
(Should people become vegetarian?) & Nutrition Brown University Health Education states that “ according to the ADA, vegetarians are at a lower risk for developing:
heart disease
ovarian and breast cancers

The reasoning for this is because a healthy vegetarian diet is typically low in fat and high in fiber. However, this diet style is not exempt from the possibility of high fats from fatty snack foods or fried foods. Therefore, a vegetarian diet, like any healthy diet, must be well planned in order to help prevent and treat certain diseases. (Being a Vegetarian) Health Benefits Weight loss by substituting natural foods such as fruits and vegetables for foods with higher-calorie densities such as:
fatty meats
and candy

In the United States especially, many people suffer from obesity.
Healthier Lifestyle Nutrition The key to any healthy diet is choosing a wide variety of foods in order to reach the bodies needs for calories and nutrients. But is especially important for vegetarians to pay attention to these three categories in particular. Protein in both plant and animal.

“The ADA has said that is is NOT necessary to combine specific foods within a meal in order to “complete” the amino acids profile of the proteins found in plant foods.”

Good sources of protein include whole grains, beans, tofu, nuts, eggs, and dairy products.
(Being a Vegetarian) Protein
Vegetarians can meet their calcium needs if they consume amounts of dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese. Also found in many plant foods such as dark leafy greens, beans, seeds.

Vegans must strive to meet this requirement, but can be supplemented with vitamins.
(Being a Vegetarian) Calcium A lack of B-12 can result in irreversible nerve deterioration. (Being a vegetarian)

“2 in 3 vegetarians are vitamin B12 deficient compared to 1 in 20 meat eaters according to a peer-reviewed July 2003 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.” (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

Also necessary during pregnancy and periods of growth. (Being a vegetarian) Vitamin B-12 lively (Food, Inc.) Dislike for the taste or texture of animal products. (Food, Inc.) (what you mong) The End . References "Being a Vegetarian." Brown University Health Eduction. Brown University , n.d. Web. 6 Nov. 2012. <http://brown.edu/Sthttp://www.vrg.org/nutshell/faq.htmudent_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/nutrition_&_eating_concerns/being_a_vegetarian.php>.

Food, Inc. . Take Part, n.d. Web. 7 Nov. 2012. <http://www.takepart.com/foodinc>.

"Most Frequently Asked Questions." The Vegan Resource Group. VR.g, n.d. Web. 6 Nov. 2012.

"Pescetarianism." Wikipedia. Encyclopedia , 2 Nov. 2012. Web. 6 Nov. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pescetarianism>.

"Should people become vegetarian?." ProCon.org. N.p., 25 Oct. 2012. Web. 7 Nov. 2012. <http://vegetarian.procon.org/#background>.Vegetarian Society . N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Nov. 2012. <https://www.vegsoc.org>.

"Vitamin B-12 status, particularly holotranscobalamin II and methylmalonic acid concentrations, and hyperhomocysteinemia in vegetarians1–3." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Ed. Wolfgang Herrmann. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Nov. 2012. <http://vegetarian.procon.org/sourcefiles/b_12_status_in_vegetarians.pdf>.

What you mong. 2011. Art. Private Collection.

"10 ways vegetarianism can help save the planet." The Observer . Ed. John Vidal. The Guardian, 17 July 2012. Web. 6 Nov. 2012. <http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jul/18/vegetarianism-save-planet-environment>. Ex. of a healthy vegetarian diet Both do not eat meat, fish, fowl. Lacto
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