I always heard that vegetarian is healthier than eating meat, but my roommate thinks otherwise. He said cutting red meat is healthy, but when you cut the white meat, it is much less healthy because you lose essential proteins, etc. So, I wonder which is healthier: White meat or vegetarian? I do not want just through vegetarian thereon. I want to hear from both sides. Well, I have your answer. Vegetarianism does not pose greater risk of running out of essential proteins (aka amino acids) of non-vegetable diet. In fact, contrary to popular belief, the meat does not contain all the essential amino acids (there are 8-12 of them). However, everyone can get all the amino acids by eating a balanced meal with proteins derived from two sources. The three types of vegan sources are1. Whole carbohydrates (potatoes with skin, whole wheat, brown rice), 2. Beans and lentils, 3. Nuts and seeds. Thus, even a sandwich with peanut on the whole wheat bread butter is complete. Protein deficiencies are virtually unknown in North America. All types of animal products, including white meat, containing toxic substances such as cholesterol and saturated fat, and they do not contain fiber. Plant foods, on the other hand, contain fiber, cholesterol (your body can produce all the cholesterol it needs), and have better ratios of good and bad fats. Plant foods contain anti-cancer compounds such as antioxidants, but it has been demonstrated some meat to increase the chances of getting certain types of cancer. There are many other details, these are just a few examples. . If you want more information, you can send me an email to r_nataly_78 @ hotmail. Com. But it is to say that vegetarianism is healthier for you than eating white meat. It is also healthier for the environment, animals, and your peace of mind.