Vegetarian diets require more than just fruits and veggies. I think this rather large difference between my and many vegetarians' guesses at the worthiness of vegetarianism arises because they think the relevant question is if the suffering to the pet is worse than the pleasure to themselves at eating the animal. This question seems superficially plausibly relevant, but I believe on closer thought you will concur that it's the wrong question.
Your dinner dish will be packed with color. Disease-fighting phytochemicals give vegetables & fruits their rich, numerous hues. They come in two main classes: carotenoids and anthocyanins. All wealthy yellow and orange fruits and vegetables--carrots, oranges, special potatoes, mangoes, pumpkins, corn-owe their color to carotenoids. Leafy vegetables also are rich in carotenoids but get their inexperienced color from chlorophyll. Red, blue and crimson fruits and vegetables--plums, cherries, red bell peppers--contain anthocyanins. Cooking by color is an excellent way to ensure you're eating a number of naturally occurring chemicals that increase immunity preventing a range of illnesses.
We stuffed our faces packed with delicious, nutritious food in essence every day with few exceptions - say, that point over a business trip I was caught up with omnivores who looked pityingly within my wilted salad and plain baked potato at the restrictive omni restaurant they got me to. (I snuck out after for a genuine meal at Native Foods.) But generally all over we went, we're able to get satisfying vegan foods, even from popular chains like Subway to Taco Bell to Chipotle.
However whether you can trade being vegetarian for far better sacrifices is basically a question of whether you decide to do so. Of course, if vegetarianism is not the most effective way to trouble yourself, then it is clear that you should choose to take action. In the event that you eat meat now in exchange for suffering even more effective annoyance at another time, you and the entire world can be better off.
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