Myths about Vegetarians

Being and following vegetarianism is not for everyone; one can follow it to be healthy or for some reason. There is no edge when it comes to eating, but a well-planned diet can be great for health. Unfortunately, too many folks have misconceptions about vegetarianism; some of the vegetarian myths are easily disproved, but few remains widespread even now.

Myth1: Humans Designed to Eat Meat

Humans are evolved to consume meat; being the most versatile species on earth, the digestive system of humans is very similar to plant eaters. If you compare the digestive system and teeth to any primarily meat-eating creature, you would find huge differences. We are free to make any ethical choice, but not to kill or exploit animals.

Myth2: Vegetarians Get Less Protein

It is misbelieved that vegetarians do not get enough proteins; vegetables have around 23 percent of protein on average, grains (13%), beans (28%) and fruits (5%); if this is considered to be less, what do you have to say about human breast milk (only 6% protein)? You’ll get protein from variety of plant resources and it’ll give complete protein, provided it is eaten in the right amount.

Myth3: Vegetarianism on a Moral Horse

Most non-vegetarians think that vegetarianism is over obnoxious and moralizing; in fact, vast majority of vegans don’t guide people or judge them on how they eat.


Myth4: Vegetarians Get Less Calcium

Yet again, the argument has been made that vegetarians do not get enough calcium as animal meat is considered to the primary source of calcium. Practically, dairy foods are great resources of this calcium and there are plenty of minerals available on many types of plant foods.

Myth5: Vegetarianism Limits your Options

It’s a fact that there are not many choices available for vegetarians, like meat eaters; however, you can prepare food without meat and in many cases, vegetarians are considered to be more adventurous.

Myth6: Vegetable Oil is Healthy

Sadly, the myth about veg-oil being healthy isn’t true; scientific researches prove that unsaturated fats found in vegetable oil can be involved in the growth of certain kinds of cancer tissues.

Many authors have written books on vegetarian myths, exploring the pros and cons of vegan diet. Lierre Keith has written a book on the same topic, which can be purchased at Amazon.