Vegetarian diet, where a person cannot consume animal protein at all, can indeed provide many benefits for health, such as the skin becomes brighter, the hair can be more glowing, energy levels tend to be more stable, to achieve the ideal weight.
However, vegetarian diets with menu selection is not balanced can instead be made into body fat.
Nutritionist Monica Auslander, MS, RD, founder of Essence Nutrition says, vegetarian diet food menu full of refined carbohydrates such as white rice and white bread will increase the levels of sugar in the blood.
Whether you are vegetarian or not, consumes large amounts of refined carbohydrates causes a buildup of sugar, sugar itself can trigger a buildup of fat.
"Eating too much sugar can cause excess insulin production. Insulin will store excess energy from the sugars into fat cells. That's why the body can store more fat, "he said.
Auslander stressed, choosing vegetarian or vegan lifestyle is really a decision that needs to be considered, not simply just leave the meat. Eating fish is thus better than being a vegetarian eating a vegetable protein with a lot of white rice or white bread.