Three myths about vegetarian diet
 Vegetarianism began as a philosophical doctrine, and dates back to the first half of the XIX century. And now, in the century XXI, vegetarians have a lot of supporters, but there are a lot of critics. Understanding the arguments of some and the others realize that strive to be the golden middle.

Myth 1. Vegetarian food healthier than omnivorous (food, including meat, fish, carbohydrates, fats).
In fact.   Not all vegetarian diets are the same. There are those who simply exclude meat, and there are very strict, excludes all animal products.
How to be.   Vegetarian meals can be dangerous if nothing for the lack of meat and animal products. If you find a way to have enough protein in the diet, vitamin B12 and essential minerals such as iron and zinc, your diet will be even more useful than an omnivorous diet.

Myth 2: Vegetarians live longer and healthier.
In fact.   Studies show that vegetarians suffer less heart disease, certain cancers, hypertension and type II diabetes, and tend to live longer than people who eat meat. However, it is likely that the increase in life expectancy is the result of other lifestyle vegetarians. As a rule, they do not smoke, exercise regularly.
How to be.   Whether you are omnivores or practice vegetarianism, the main issues in life - a healthy lifestyle and healthy habits.

Myth # 3: Vegetarians often suffer from anemia.
In fact.   In part, this may be assumed. Because anemia - a consequence of a lack of iron in the body. And we draw the iron from red meats.
How to be.   Vegetarians, who can replenish iron from plant sources of iron are normal. Important sources of iron: onions, spinach, peas, beans, beets, potatoes. Of course, they do not contain iron in an amount such as meat, but in combination with vitamin C are a worthy substitute for meat. A vegetarian menu, vitamin C (vegetables and fruits) abound.
Author: Julia Gnedina