Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Danger for Vegans

Since the past, people reckon that vegetarians are the healthiest group of people in the world. The reason behind this is because these people tend to eat only vegetables, and always place any meat-related products under the list of rejection. But just because they consume only vegetables, but does that mean they are healthy enough in preventing hazardous diseases?

A recent study, which in a way reviewing the studies in the past 30 years, does not seem to agree with the statement that prevention of diseases is granted especially for the vegetarians. This statement seems to be very wrong in a way somehow.

When meat-eaters are regarded as the group of individuals who happen to have higher risks in developing any cardiovascular diseases, certain vegetarians do not seem to be categorized that far from the meat-eaters. Indeed, vegetarians tend to take in various healthy vitamins and minerals through consuming vegetables, but there are also some essential substances that they lack of.

According to related studies, many vegetarians are lack of certain elements, such as iron, zinc, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids. Among these nutrients, I strongly believe that many of you understand that omega-3 fatty acids play pivotal role in preventing human exposed to the risks of cardiovascular diseases.

Vegetables are well-known in providing the eaters essential amino acids (proteins), but since they are vegetables, you cannot relate any of them with fats or fatty acids. But the truth is, fatty acids such as omega-3 fatty acids, are the ones who protects you from getting cardiovascular diseases! Great source of omega-3 fatty acids includes those which you can find in seafood, such as fish oil. But though, to many vegetarians, fishes are just not their cups of tea, hence you can might as well choose other foods such as walnuts to consume. They are good source of omega-3 fatty acids too!