Vegetarian Food- A vegetarian is a person who does not eat any meat, poultry, fish or by-products of animal slaughter. Vegetarian food is that which meets the vegetarian standards. A vegetarian food which contains various levels of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. A vegetarian diet is high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, but low in saturated fat. This will control your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Eating this diet for a long time can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Non Vegetarian Food – It is an Indian English word used to mean meat and it is also used to refer to meat eaters who are not vegetarians that are, eating meat, especially the main source of protein. It include chicken, meat, eggs and fish. It is also good for health because they are rich in protein and B vitamins.
In India, packaged foods must carry vegetarian and non-vegetarian marks, which are green and reddish brown marks, which clearly indicate that they are suitable for vegetarians (green) or non-vegetarians respectively.
Health benefits Vegetarian Food –
a) High fibre content.
b) Increase life span.
c) Promotes bone health.
d) Gives healthy skin.
e) Reduce risk of diabetes.
f) Lower risk of stroke and obesity.
g) Lower cholesterol level.
h) Depression may reduce.
j) Less risk of chronic disease.
Health benefits Non Vegetarian Food –
a) Good source of protein.
b) Good for overall health.
c) Rich source of calcium.
d) Ensure the smooth functioning of brain.
e) Rich in iron and Vitamin B.
f) Help in repairing and building new body tissue.
g) Enhance the production of antibodies.
h) Maintain the good vision, strong teeth, bones, healthy skin, and hair.
Basically vegetarian and non vegetarian both food can be enjoyed the same heath.