Recently, we see a lot of advertisements about vegetarianism in all kinds of media, including Telegram, which aim to popularize vegetarianism. Nutritionists say: vegetarianism is not recommended at all because people should use all six food groups. Bread and cereals, fruits and vegetables, milk and dairy products, meats, oil and fat, and sweets should be in proportion in people’s diet plan.
Babaei considered vegetarianism to be derived from traditional medicine and added: In today’s society, people may turn to vegetarianism due to illness or rapid weight loss, relatives’ recommendations, etc.
This nutrition and diet therapy expert stated that some food groups are excluded from the diet of vegetarians and said: This is in conflict with the science of nutrition, because according to the science of nutrition, people should include different food groups in their daily schedule.
He divided vegetarianism into several categories: raw vegetarianism, cooked vegetarianism, etc. and added: In raw vegetarianism, people only consume raw vegetables.
Babaei considered the other category of vegetarianism to be cooked vegetarianism and added: This category of vegetarians is divided into three categories: lacto-vegetarian vegetarianism (vegetarianism with milk), vegetarianism with eggs, and vegetarianism with meat, each of which has its own fans.
Pointing to the need to consider balance and proportion in the diet, Babaei said: People may face problems in a vegetarian diet. For example, consuming too much vitamin C can cause kidney stones. In addition, plants have high oxalate and for this reason, their high consumption can be problematic.
He went on to say that the vegetarian diet sometimes causes people to suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency, and said: the lack of this vitamin in the long run can lead to vitamin B12-related iron deficiency in people, which is a fatal anemia.
This expert in nutrition and diet therapy continued to consider the lack of protein intake as another problem of vegetarians and said: in case of a lack of proteins, the body supplies the amino acids it needs from the body and it can cause problems for people, which, of course, nowadays vegetarians, by adding Brains have solved this problem to some extent with their diet.
Babaei added: A vegetarian diet can also cause the body to lose some nutrients such as zinc, manganese, etc. due to high fiber consumption.
Pointing out that some plants can contain allergens, he said: Choosing a vegetarian diet requires great care, although nutrition science does not recommend vegetarianism to people.
He added: A vegetarian diet can also cause a deficiency of vitamin B2, the main source of which is milk, and it also affects the deficiency of vitamin B6, which is supplied from meat.