After reading one of the other posts about weight loss, it made me think of a discussion I was having with a 'friend' about being a vegetarian.
Is vegetarianism especially being vegan a modern trend?
I ask the question after an ear bashing by a veggie. She harps on about being a vegan and how I'm destroying the environment, but my question to her was, if it wasn't for globalisation could you maintain a healthy diet living as a vegetarian in Britain?
How would you get enough protein in your diet if is wasn't for the importation of other sources from around the world? No Soya, no Chick Peas, I can only think of beechnuts and hazelnuts that are native to the UK. A normal veggie can get protein from milk and cheese and some will eat eggs and fish, but what else is there?
An adult is supposed to have a daily intake of about 50 grammes of protein a day (taken from the Vegetarian Society website). To get that from Chickpeas alone you would have to eat 625 grammes of them. To get the same amount from Roast Beef, you only need 179 grammes.