Originally Posted by octoman
New to the forum and need some help. My wife has taken a serious interest in vegetarianism, and I know very little about it and have some questions. First do you know if it's healthy, or what some of the health drawbacks are? Second, if healthy can you build muscle on a vegetarian diet?
Not healthy. Not muscle building. Humans are by design carnivorous, we have prey targeting front facing eyes and sharp teeth for tearing chunks of meat. In fact, you would be healthier swearing of all vegetation than you would being vegetarian. Also, soy will literally turn you into a bitch.
Here is some further reading on how awesome it is to be a carnivore and how crappy vegetarianism is for humans:
ISPUB - Isoflavone Rich Soy Protein Supplementation For Postmenopausal Therapy
Go Paleo: The Science of the Paleolithic Diet
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My recommendation is to get your wife out of the cult that turned her onto this and eat a steak ASAP.