Since the turn of the year 2011/2012 I have had a diet where I have chosen to omit meat, but I eat seafood and is then categorized as Pesco vegetarian. I have chosen not to eat meat for the body's well-being, any more hocus pocus is not.
Well, does it help?
I think, but is uncertain. I have not been worse. I feel more obvious. My digestion is much better. Restores faster - I think. But, without meat I eat more varied, exciting and have a better taste experience.
Because of the lack of meat, I think that the protein supplement of quinoa, fish, krill, whey and a changed diet has contributed a lot to my body being so good.
Vegetarians = Indian expressions for "bad hunter"
Why Eat Meat:
Meat is usually the most important source of proteins, iron, zinc, selenium and vitamin D, B12 and B6.
I usually get protein through fish and dairy products. Something that's a little "exciting" in my diet is the seed type Quinoa which has replaced much of the rice that I ate before. Quinoa I ate a lot of when I ran in the Andes Mountains. Quinoa contains a lot of iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, fiber and also has more antioxidants than blueberries. In addition, I eat a lot of salad with nuts, lentils, peas and beans. Of protein supplements, it becomes the most powder of whey and krill.
Home iron and "non-iron" are the two different iron categories, of which home iron comes from the animal kingdom and "non-iron" comes from the plant kingdom.
Fish, as well as the protein of Krill give me the necessary iron. Fruits, vegetables, cereals and dairy products give me a need for "Not home iron".
Zinc and selenium:
By eating coarse cereals, dairy products, salads with nuts, lentils, peas and beans, the body gets more than enough zinc and selenium.
Vitamin B12 comes mainly from animal foods and is important for neurological function and blood formation. Vitamin B12 is found in seabed, but I do not think it tastes good. Vitamin B12 is found in plenty of amounts in fish, eggs and dairy products that I eat, so I'm well covered. In addition, I am fond of an ice cold spring beer after training, which will also benefit B12 through its beer girder.
Vitamin B6 is in addition to meat also in most vegetable foods as well as fish, cereals and potatoes. That way, the nervous system and the production of red blood cells in my body are taken care of.
Eggs, which some categorize as "shellfish" 🙂 I eat abundantly and eggs contain plenty of D vitamin.
Some "disadvantages" with meat
In order for meat to have a good shelf life, it is preserved by salting, smoking and other additives. Preservatives are in many cases carcinogenic. When we are served meat, we often think about the fat content, but meat also contains 30 to 40% of all the salt eaten in a lifetime.
I am not a diet or nutritionist. The text is based on information that I have obtained from texts and statements from expertise in diet and sports nutrition. In any case, statements that include dietary supplements and foods are often contended, and that, like many, I can have misunderstood elements. Please do not take the article as someone fascinated, but check the text and statements where you find proper expertise.