The vegetarian-omnivore debate has been taking place for decades, if not centuries. The world of healthcare remains to debate the health benefits and the pros and cons of each side. First, we have to define these terms in detail. Being a vegetarian is defined as a person who does not eat the meat of any kind by taking into consideration that some versions of vegetarianism allow some animal foods. Yet, an omnivore is one who consumes a variety of meat and dairy foods along with plant food groups, including fruit, vegetables and grains.
The one who concerned with a vegetarian diet has to add the nutrients needed to compensate for the deficiency of meat in their food. As the meat is the main source of vitamin B12 and omega-3 which are the needed substances for brain health. To be honest, although they cut off these valuable supplies, they protect themselves from chronic diseases as cardiovascular diseases and many other diseases associated with meats. Because cattle today are treated with hormones to grow faster, this leads to increase in fats and cholesterol. We also can’t deny as we mentioned before that meat is the source of main nutrients for the brain, bone, and muscles.
After knowing both the advantages and disadvantages of each category, you can choose the one that fits you the most.