The Pros And Cons Of Vegetarian

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their inappropriate treatments toward animals and how consumers are often misled about the truth behind the meat industry. However, if one can adjust to a cruelty-free diet, they are able to improve the lives of many unfortunate animals. It is widely believed that “organic” or “free range” labels, or any other food packages with pictures of happy animals means that the animals does not suffer from cruelty. This is very misleading because it can make consumers to automatically assume that the animals are well taken care of. Often times, these animals still have to spend their time in cages because even though “U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires animals on so-called ‘free-range’ farms to have access to outdoor areas, it doesn’t specify how much time they must be…show more content…
The study claims that vegetarians have lower quality of living than meat eaters are more likely to have cancer and heart attacks. In contrast, “a review of vegetarian diets based on ten studies found that vegetarians had lower intake than omnivores for only a few nutrients: vitamins B-12 and C, calcium and zinc. Overall conclusions were that vegetarian diets can be nutritionally adequate. Any nutritional deficits can be addressed by taking supplements, eating fortified foods, or preparing and combining foods to enhance absorption of vitamins and minerals (for example, soaking and sprouting beans and grains, or taking iron or zinc-rich foods with fruits rich in vitamin C to enhance iron and zinc absorption” (McIntosh). One concern for vegetarians, however, is the B-12 vitamins as it is only found in meat and there is no unfortified plant food that contains the sufficient amounts. Lucky, there are some fortified foods that contain a good amount of B-12 vitamins like soy and rice beverages, and some

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