Friday, September 30, 2011 4:40:30 PM
meat gives your nutrients and poo (cuz im a smart dude) that veggies cant.
That's only absolutely true for B12. All other nutrients can be obtained on a purely vegetarian diet. B12 can be obtained in sufficient quantities from plants that animals have shat on, if the plants haven`t been cleaned thoroughly, since many animals (including humans) produce dung that contains plenty of B12 in a form that humans can use. Most people would prefer factory-made B12 supplements, though (it`s a waste product of some bacteria, so it should be vegetarian enough for anybody).
But you do need to know what you`re doing to get all your nutrients from plants. For example - if you`re thinking in terms of eating enough protein, you don`t know enough to be healthy on a purely vegetarian diet. You need to know what amino acids make up the various different proteins you eat.