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    Faceoff: Meat Vs. Vegetarian Diet

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    Faceoff: Meat Vs. Vegetarian Diet - as part of the nutrition series by GeoBeats.

    Meat Diet Vs. Vegetarian Diet - Which is Better?

    A vegetarian diet is generally healthier - more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, vitamins, and less saturated fats.

    Round 1 - Vegetarians!

    However, with a vegetarian diet, nutrient deficiency is a concern, especially vitamin B12; omega-3 fatty acids for cardiovascular health; and iron which is not easily absorbed from plant foods.

    Round 2 - Meat Eaters!

    Vegetarians also have less diverse options when dining out – Fettucine Alfredo is a tasty but unhealthy option! Meat eaters have plenty of choices and in any part of the world.

    Round 3 - Meat Eaters!

    But as per the National Institute of Health research, a vegetarian diet is less destructive environmentally. Large scale animal production and processing consumes a tremendous amount of fossil fuels.

    Round 4 - Vegetarians!

    So which side wins? You, the audience decides...Tell us what you think in comments!