- 5 Commonly Asked Questions About Eating Vegetarian Food:
Do you get enough protein? Yes, from legumes, nuts, etc. A lot of people, especially in the 1st World countries, get more protein then we need. The question should be, “do we get enough fibre/ roughage?”. The answer is usually that we don’t, so we need to include more fibre/ roughage in our diets.
Doesn’t your food taste bland? Food cooked without herbs and spices can be bland, no matter whether or not it is vegetarian food. Herbs and spices are our friends and we need to know how to use them.
Isn’t it a lot cheaper to eat vegetarian food? Quite often, this is true, because meat is expensive for many reasons. There are, however, many vegetarian meals that include expensive ingredients, think artichokes or gourmet mushrooms.
What do you eat then? There are vegetarian options for many dishes. For example, if you like sushi, there is vegetarian sushi, if you like Indian food, there are many vegetarian dishes, if you like Italian food, there are vegetarian pasta and pizza dishes.
Finally, there is, “why do you eat vegetarian food?” The answer I like to give is simple; it’s better for your body, it’s more efficient for feeding people and it is better for the animals and environment.