Some people would say that a vegetarian diet is unhealthy. Vegetarians need to make special modifications to their diet in order to obtain proper protein sources. Research vegetarian diets and discuss whether or not it is a healthy alternative to a meat/vegetable based diet. Don’t forget about vegan diets as well. In addition, vegetarians tend to eat significant amount of soy protein to fulfill their protein needs. Some experts believe excessive amounts of soy protein to be unhealthy due to the phytoestrogen properties of soy. Discuss this aspect as well. Please be sure to include informal references to sources that you found your information from and cite. This should not be strictly opinion based.