Being a vegetarian is a healthy life choices. Even those vegetarians who do not put meat in his diet that can be called long-lived and more youthful. But be careful, Vegetarian Diet may also lead to nutritional deficiencies, neurological impairment and even death.
As experienced by singer Glen Fredly who claim to have gastrointestinal problems due to a vegetarian diet. Because of his weight is down dramatically, the singer was rumored bloody Ambon this dangerous disease. To Diet – “Honestly, it’s because I had chronic digestive problems, because I was a vegetarian. It made me fall and the drop due to the energy expended does not fit with what I got,” said Glen in ‘Launch Album and Concert Lovevolution’.
Vegetarian Diet are people who do not eat meat.
Vegetarian consists of three types: Lacto-ovo vegetarians, namely people who avoid eating meat but eating or derivative products such as eggs or milk. To Diet – The second type is Lacto-vegetarians, those who avoid meat and eggs but no dairy products or butter. Vegans last type is, ie someone who is really only eat foods derived from plants and did not eat meat or its derivative products.
Benefits of being a vegetarian diet has many proven in several studies, of which can reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes and some types of cancer. To Diet – In fact, according to Walter Breuning, the oldest man in the world, the secret of longevity which now reaches more than 113 years is to eat lots of vegetables and fruits.
But not always a healthy vegetarian diet because it could pose a risk of mineral and vitamin deficiencies of protein. “The more limited in vegetarian diets is protein, vitamins and minerals that come from animal products. To Diet – To that end, the intake must be taken to ensure that the body does not lack substance,” said Dr. Dr. Saptawati Bardosono.
According to the doctor who is also Secretary General of Indonesian Medical Association Physician Nutrition (PDGMI), often there is a shortage of protein, iron, zinc, calcium and other substances that many obtained from meat, eggs or milk that eventually cause a person’s immune system decline. To Diet – “For that, the selection of vegetable products must be such that it can meet all nutritional needs, which is fixed with a balanced intake to the source of calories from carbohydrates (staple food), fat (vegetable oil) and of protein (peanut products side dishes),” he said .
To Diet – Although not get animal protein, vegetarians can still get protein from plant materials such as nuts, seeds, cereals and the best is to eat soy. Soy is a source of protein with the most complete amino acid so it is often nicknamed ‘The Protein Hope of the Future’. But to watch out when someone does not eat meat at all is a lack of vitamin B12 can cause a decrease in brain function until death. For that, someone who runs a vegetarian diet should be diligent in taking supplements of vitamin B12 – To Diet.