People have pretty much dug their heels in swearing by benefits of being a vegetarian or a non vegetarian respectively. However a worldwide trend of more and more people crossing over and becoming vegetarians. The proportions of these subtle components vary depending on the type of food-veg or non veg. Vegetarian diets have higher fiber content and folate as compared to the non-vegetarian diets the saturated fats and cholesterol is found at a lower side in vegetarian diets. In western countries shows that on average, vegetarians have a longer life than non-vegetarians. We cannot conclude that all the vegetarians are not healthy and non vegetarians are healthy it also depends on their health also. They consume potato chips, high fat cheese, deep fried food, junk food and are equally prone to the diseases. Vegetarians have to suffer from deficiencies of protein, calcium and vitamin B12.