My family isnt rich we live in a one bed room household. My mom is health conchious but not vegetarion. I did however write her an email stating i would like to go vegetarion starting september fourth. Now i have never eating chicken pork or diary products because my dad wont let me. So ive been raised drinking soy milk and i guess you can say i like it ive never tasted animal milk. Now my mom said i can go vegetarion but once i start i can quit untill five months if i want to. Im 14 years old and to be honest i dont give a damn about animals and only want to become vegetarion due to health reasons . However now that i have throughly researched vegetarion diets to me seem unhealthy. They lack in b 12 and zink and soy products drastically reduce your sperm count for men and increasing your chanes of having mis carraiges in women.
For example, the French have one of the highest per capita consumption of meat, yet have low rates of heart disease. In Greece, meat consumption is higher than average but rates of heart disease are low there as well.
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Myth: Vitamin B12 can be obtained from certain plant sources such as blue-green algae and soy products.
Truth: Vitamin B12 is not absorbed from plant sources. Modern soy products increase the body's need for B12. (Soybeans: Chemistry & Technology Vol 1 1972)
Argentina, with higher beef consumption, has lower rates of colon cancer than the US. Mormons have lower rates of colon cancer than vegetarian Seventh Day Adventists (Cancer Res 35:3513 1975)
Myth: Soy foods provide complete protein.
Truth: Like all legumes, soy beans are deficient in sulfur-containing amino acids methionine and cystine. In addition, modern processing denatures fragile lysine.
Myth: Fermented soy foods can provide vitamin B12 in vegetarian diets.
Truth: The compound that resembles vitamin B12 in soy cannot be used by the human body; in fact, soy foods cause the body to require more B12
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That vitamin B12 can only be obtained from animal foods is one of the strongest arguments against veganism being a "natural" way of human eating. Today, vegans can avoid anemia by taking supplemental vitamins or fortified foods. If those same people had lived just a few decades ago, when these products were unavailable, they would have died.
Now im not trying to downside vegetarionism but they lack in zinc, b 12 ,iron ,calcium,vitimen d, and protien. MY MOM CANT AFFORD TO BUY ME ALL OF THESE SUPPLMENTS so what other alternitives do i have ?