I and I are Hola people separated unto Jah and are not to put death in our vessels, or even go near dead. It interferes with our spiritual trod and defiles I and I temple.
I don't have a problem with other people who eat flesh, but I know that it has no place in I trod.
It is true that malnutrition can cause depression. And anybody that tells I that they want to be vegetarian, I show them that they can't eat the way meat eaters eat, just having a few different types of vegetables.
Vegetarians need a wide range of vegetables and fruits. Every colour, smell and taste has different nutritional properties. So the more variety the better.
A combination of rice and beans give you all the amino acids you need. Nuts and seeds are also good for amino acids. And many other combinations of vegetables will give you all the amino acids you need.
If a person makes sure they have enough beans, nuts and or seeds and also eats a good variety of fruits and vegetables then they will have no problems.
And by the way, protein and amino acids are basically the same thing. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Our body breaks protein down into amino acids, and then combines the amino acids in different kinds of combinations to form all the types of protein we need.
Haile Selassie I