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!