I gave up meat over 10 years ago and have never had any health issues at all. The FDA recommends getting 50 grams of protein a day. 1 oz. of peanuts contains about 6.7 grams of protein, approximately 13% of the daily recommended amount. But nobody eats just 1 oz. of nuts at a time... I eat probably 4 or 5 ounces at a time because they taste so good and are convenient (65% of my daily protein in a ~10 minute snack). The claim that vegetarians don't get enough protein is groundless. MOD NOTE: The following posts were moved from: Steve Jobs was a fruitarian, now a vegan.