We live in a world of marketing…. from “incredible edible egg” commercials to “beef, its what for dinner” ads. Just like the fast food industry, the meat and dairy industry have brainwashed you in believing that all children need meat for growing up.
A study of almost 9,000 children by St. Michael’s Hospital of Unity Health Toronto revealed that those who eat a vegetarian diet had similar measures of growth and nutrition compared to kid’s who eat meat. The study was published on May 2, 2022, in the journal Pediatrics .
The findings come as a shift to consuming a plant-based diet accelerates in Canada. In 2019, updates to Canada’s Food Guide urged Canadians to embrace plant-based proteins, such as beans, nuts, and tofu, instead of meat.
Researchers found children who had a vegetarian diet had similar mean body mass index (BMI), height, iron, vitamin D, and cholesterol levels compared to those who consumed meat.
Takeaway: Don’t regret not giving meat to your children. They will grow just fine.
Source: Internet, CDC, Medical News & Others
The views expressed in this article should not be considered as a substitute for a physician’s advice. Always make sure to seek a doctor or a professional’s advice before proceeding with the home treatment plan.