Based on my research on healthy eating, I gathered reviews, articles, magazines and published works explaining that the diet of non-vegetarians is healthy and balanced. The research was very interesting and I learned a lot about a healthy and balanced diet. By definition, a healthy and balanced diet involves eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. However, vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, poultry and vegans also eliminate dairy products and eggs, while non-vegetarians are different and eat everything (vegetables and nutrients of animal origin). Vegetarians and vegans need to consume nutrients of animal origin because their diets are detrimental to health, destroy the environment and reduce the chances of living longer on Earth.
According to Cancer UK Pedagogy, In terms of nutrients, vegetarian diets are usually rich in Carbohydrates, n-6 fatty acids, dietary fiber, carotenoids, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E and Mg, and relatively low in protein, saturated fat, long-chain n-3 fatty acids, retinol, and vitamin B12 and Zn; vegans may have particularly low intakes of vitamin B12 and low intakes of Ca. Comparisons of dietary intake of vegetarians and non-vegetarians show that vegetarian diets generally provide relatively large quantities of cereals, legumes, nuts, fruits and vegetables. Together with the differences in the feed intake, these differences in absorption lead to several characteristic differences in nutrients admission. These differences in nutrient intake may have favorable effects or adverse effects on nutritional status and vegetarian health.