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    So is it healthy to live without eating meat? can you get all the stuff you need fromother things like protein from eggs instead.
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    You can stay healthy without eating meat! My sister does it and she just subtitutes it for other healthier stuff......which I have forgotten right now
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    sure it is healthy i think most nutrients u need could be substitued by egg, dairy products like yoghourt.

    my geo teacher is totally a vegetarian.
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    You dn't even need to eat eggs and dairy products to get the nutirnets either. Green leafy vegetables, various sorts of beans and soya products can give you pretty much everything that meat has in it.
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    (Original post by Roger Kirk)
    You dn't even need to eat eggs and dairy products to get the nutirnets either. Green leafy vegetables, various sorts of beans and soya products can give you pretty much everything that meat has in it.
    beans r nice
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    (Original post by Kerry41)
    beans r nice
    i just started to not really eat red meat because of the health risks
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    No it isnt possible... in my opinion.
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    No it isnt possible... in my opinion.
    then why do veggies live longer? :eviltongu
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    (Original post by shes_ellectric)
    then why do veggies live longer? :eviltongu
    Well longer than who? People who eat meat in moderation or complete carnivores?

    I think it's best to be balanced and I can't quite see how that would fully work if you're vegetarian, especially considering we're almost designed to eat meat.
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    Im a vegetarian and have been a long time now, im healthy :p: and fit - i do sports etc and dont struggle or anything lol

    I have a perfectly balanced diet and as long as you know what to eat and enjoy what you eat then there is no reason why not eating meat would effect your lifestyle.
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    (Original post by purplecrayon)
    Im a vegetarian and have been a long time now, im healthy :p: and fit - i do sports etc and dont struggle or anything lol

    I have a perfectly balanced diet and as long as you know what to eat and enjoy what you eat then there is no reason why not eating meat would effect your lifestyle.
    I think that in many cases being a vegetarian will work, but it'll be more difficult keeping a track of how "balanced" you are being - some manage it whilst some don't.
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    I've never eaten a hamburger in my life and I'm still alive at the ripe old age of 16! Yeah! :rock:
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    Of course you can have a balanced diet without meat, all meat provides is protein which you can get from tons of other sources. There's nothing meat provides which you can't get elsewhere.
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    (Original post by philip2004)
    So is it healthy to live without eating meat? can you get all the stuff you need fromother things like protein from eggs instead.
    I've been living without any meat for the last 10 years or so. I'm much more healthy than some people I know. You can eat unhealthily as a vegitarian, but you also can as a meat eater.
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    Well longer than who? People who eat meat in moderation or complete carnivores?

    I think it's best to be balanced and I can't quite see how that would fully work if you're vegetarian, especially considering we're almost designed to eat meat.
    we are 'designed' to be able to eat anything. We are not carnivores like say a cat. You don't see cats going around eating brocoli, their stomachs can't digest those vegetables properly, if they ate them they wouldn't get all the goodness out of them that we do. Same goes for some cows, they're digestive system is all about grass not meat. Ours is good for both. Our evolution allows us to digest both plant and meat matter, so we can happily live without meat and get all our dietry needs from plants. It would have made no sense in evolutionary terms to restrict what we can eat back to only plant matter, that would have made surviving so much more difficult. In modern days though it's easy to get everything you need for a healthy diet without having to eat meat - so why eat it if you don't have too?
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    i've stopped eating all red meat (beef, pork, lamb) for over an year.

    my diet includes fruits & veggie (LOTS - sometimes people call me a rabbit :p: ), fish, seafood, chicken, diary & carbohydrates stuff

    and so far (apart from my mom's endless complaints) i'm as healthy as before.
    although i seem to have less pimples since i shoved away the reddy meat. :p:

    mom says it's because i'm not eating anymore beef :confused:

    dunno...but as long as i have fruits, veggies & fish...i'm happy.
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    I'm sure you probably can get omega 3, 6 and many essential fatty acids, from some other form than fish, but can someone remind me of where?
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    (Original post by Lamarr)
    I'm sure you probably can get omega 3, 6 and many essential fatty acids, from some other form than fish, but can someone remind me of where?
    supplement tablets?

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    talk about coincidence. i just got this on in a promotional email. :rolleyes:

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    (Original post by Lamarr)
    I'm sure you probably can get omega 3, 6 and many essential fatty acids, from some other form than fish, but can someone remind me of where?
    Omega 3: flax seed (oil or ground), rape seed oil, walnuts, tofu
    Omega 6: sunflower oil, corn oil, seeds, nuts, grains, legumes
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    (Original post by eurasianfeline)
    supplement tablets?

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    talk about coincidence. i just got this on in a promotional email. :rolleyes:
    But if your going to be taking fish oil, why not eat the fish itself?
 
 
 
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