7 Foods Your Body Needs If You Stop Eating Meat

פורסם: 25 ביוני 2014, 21:42 על ידי: Sustainability Org   [ עודכן 25 ביוני 2014, 21:43 ]
February 20, 2014 Kristina Bravo

By now, we all know that eating rib eye and pork chops isn’t good for our bodies or the environment. It’s an individual choice to go completely vegetarian, but many Americans are cutting back: From 2007 to 2012, American meat consumption plummeted by 12 percent. It’s recommended that protein make up 10 to 35 percent of our daily caloric intake. Essential amino acids, commonly consumed through meat and eggs, are necessary for digestion, growth, and body tissue repair. Having enough vitamin B12 proves even more difficult for herbivores: Important for energy conversion, the vitamin is mainly found in red meat and fish.

So how do we satisfy these nutritional needs without eating meat?

Click through for nutrition-packed options if you're thinking of becoming a vegetarian.

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