Heh... I thought I could perhaps ruffle some feathers with that title, or at least grab people's attention. But here's the thing.... If vegetarianism is so healthy, as its proponents claim, why are so many vegetarians emaciated looking, ghastly pale year round, physically weak, or plagued with frequent colds and illnesses? Furthermore, why do so many vegetarians talk about their health, then eat loads of processed and packaged vegetarian foods, stuff which is loaded with sugar and refined carbs, and just a lot of GMO soy and corn laden junk food overall? That is not healthy, and to me totally negates any beneficial purpose of the vegetarian diet. When I go to the natural foods store I see so many packaged vegetarian products that are marketed as being "natural" and "healthy," when in reality they are anything but. Yet so many people buy this shit thinking they're being health conscious. They are totally misinformed. Now I am not saying this goes for ALL vegetarians, but at least many of the ones I have known over the years, including people on this website. I do realize there are probably some VERY healthy vegetarians out there who really know what they're doing. But the thing is, many people who call themselves vegetarians do so for the wrong reasons -- either because it's trendy and they like the image associated with it, or they're sensitive when it comes to animals being slaughtered for food as they have been for hundreds of thousand of years -- and they don't know what they're doing, and they don't have a clue about what is really healthy and what isn't. Therefore, they are not really healthy, and probably shouldn't even be calling themselves vegetarians in the first place. I am not exactly opposed to vegetarianism if it's a truly vegetarian diet and adequate amounts of protein are incorporated into it. However, I believe that everyone can benefit from eating meat that is sustainably raised, pasture fed, and free from antibiotics and hormones. Some people do thrive on a vegetarian diet and are extremely healthy, but I believe the vegetarian diet is suited for only a very small percentage of the population, and it's mostly women, who don't need the same amount of protein that men do to maintain adequate physical strength. Anyway, I would just like to get people's thoughts on this.