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Old September 28 2012, 04:47 PM   #40
Mr Silver
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Re: Bacon Foil

{ Emilia } wrote: View Post

...why are you a vegetarian then?

Good nutrition =/= Vegetarianism.
Well, I've never particularly like meat and I can get the same nutritional benefits from a vegetarian diet, as I can from one that includes the consumption of meat.

There are far more benefits that goes with being a vegetarian too. For instance, I would say that it's much easier to handle a calorie controlled diet as a vegetarian. Meat can be filling because of the high protein content, but that's only one part of the equation.

Protein isn't as important as people make out. Sure, you need to consume some everyday as part of your diet, but you don't need to be eating vast amounts of it. Eating foods with high water content, such as soups, vegetable casseroles and salads is just as filling as eating meat and without the high calories from fat or the bad stuff that comes with meat. Meat may contain more protein, but vegetables give you more protein per calorie percentage than meat. Essentially, you are getting more of the good stuff from vegetables.

Anyway, it doesn't really matter whether a person chooses to eat meat or be a vegetarian, all that matters is looking past the manufactured bullshit and eating the best you can. If not for yourself, for the next generation.
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