Is It Better to Be a Vegetarian?

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According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, an evidence-based review showed that a vegetarian diet is associated with a lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease. Vegetarians appear to have lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes than meat-eaters. Vegetarians also tend to have a lower body mass index, lower overall cancer rates and lower risk of chronic disease.
But if your vegetarian co-worker is noshing greasy veggie burgers and fries every day for lunch, is he likely to be healthier than you, who always orders the grilled salmon? Definitely not!
 
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Not to mention that Pacific Northwest chinook and coho wild salmon are now in trouble due to drought, wild salmon can be overfished, traditional fish farming leads to disease and inbreeding, and by the way, if you are ordering your "grilled salmon" with lemon pesto butter or any kind of cream sauce or on a salad with dairy ranch, you're better off with the greasy fries in terms of cholesterol and saturated fat.

You came to the wrong place if you thought we'd be impressed with that one liner.
 

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According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, an evidence-based review showed that a vegetarian diet is associated with a lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease. Vegetarians appear to have lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes than meat-eaters. Vegetarians also tend to have a lower body mass index, lower overall cancer rates and lower risk of chronic disease.
But if your vegetarian co-worker is noshing greasy veggie burgers and fries every day for lunch, is he likely to be healthier than you, who always orders the grilled salmon? Definitely not!

"It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases."


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Not to mention that Pacific Northwest chinook and coho wild salmon are now in trouble due to drought, wild salmon can be overfished, traditional fish farming leads to disease and inbreeding, and by the way, if you are ordering your "grilled salmon" with lemon pesto butter or any kind of cream sauce or on a salad with dairy ranch, you're better off with the greasy fries in terms of cholesterol and saturated fat.

You came to the wrong place if you thought we'd be impressed with that one liner.
In other words, you went to the wrong store with the wrong coin.
 
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I think what she trying to say is that, ethics aside, it is possible for a vegetarian or vegan to be less healthy than an omnivore. While that can be true, the number of cases are low in number, and it does not diminish the vegan argument in any way. There is no need to defend ourselves.
 
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