Vegetarian diet leads to anxiety, depression, anemia, and eating disorders

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Vegetarian diet leads to anxiety, depression, anemia, and eating disorders

Post by Rashmun on Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:47 pm

3. Anemia
Animal proteins are a prime source of iron, which helps your blood cells transport nutrients throughout your bod. Low iron levels can lead to a condition called anemia, which makes you fatigued, increases your heartbeat, and leaves you more winded from climbing the stairs.

4. Anxiety
In 2012, scientists compared the mental health exams of over 240 vegetarians and 240 meat eaters. They found a noticeably higher rate of psych issues among those who didn't consume animal protein. Thirty-one percent of vegetarians met the criteria for an anxiety disorder, whereas just 13 percent of meat-eating folks followed suit.

5. Depression
The same study also found that vegetarians were more depressed. Twenty-four percent of plants-only eaters suffered from the issue compared to 10 percent of the carnivorous crowd.

The researchers reasoned it might have to do with low vitamin B12 levels, which has been linked to depression — and can happen when you're not eating meat (since poultry and four-legged creatures are prime sources of it.) But they also noted that feeling blue might incline people to try out a vegetarian diet as an attempt to make themselves feel better through (supposedly) healthier habits.

6. Eating Disorders
If you thought your friend's veganism was always a cover for something more sinister, your hunch might be spot on. Nearly 4 percent of the vegetarians in the above study said they'd binged, purged, taken diet pills, or severely restricted their food intakes over the course of their lives. Only 0.8 percent of the meat eaters said the same.

Another study found that people who'd received treatment for an eating disorder were four times more likely than the general population to never eat meat. Other research suggests about half of all people with an eating disorder (especially anorexia) eat some form of a vegetarian diet.


http://www.cosmopolitan.com/health-fitness/a54533/is-being-a-vegetarian-bad-for-your-brain/

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Post by Rashmun on Tue May 30, 2017 2:15 pm

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