not eating meat is often perceived to be some sort of great suffering, the
vegetarian lifestyle should really be something to envy. Going on a vegetarian
diet has many benefits, such as: lower risk for chronic illnesses, longer life,
cheaper food, and it also helps the environment. Animals are not ours to use for food or any other reason. By changing to
a plant-base diet, humans can help stop the suffering of countless animals.
According to the American Dietetic Association,
“appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or
vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health
benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.” Vegetarian
food that is high in potassium and low in fiber lowers the risk of a heart
attack and stroke. In addition vegetarians are less like to have kidney stones.
Vegetarian diets not only improve internal health, but they also have amazing
benefits on the external side. The key to having glowing skin is eating vegetables
of orange, green, and red hue.
Being vegetarian also helps the environment.
Meat industries use up a lot of natural resources. Producing a little more than 1 kilogram of
beef uses up more energy than leaving your house lights on for the same period of
time. It also produces vast amount of dust and other contaminates which pollute
the air. Another shocking truth is that not eating a pound of meat can save
more water than not taking showers for six months.
Going vegetarian can get you into great
shape. A study published by
the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2013 revealed that
non-meat eaters have a lower average BMI than those people who eat meat.
Researchers have also found that eating vegetables like kale, spinach, and
beans can increase your energy. Being more energized can help you in both your
career and your studies. Modern farm industries keep chickens, cows, and other
animals in overcrowded cages and stalls. The animals are deprived of any
veterinary care and they die from suffering just so we can have nuggets and
Meat industries not only use up a lot of
valuable resources, they in addition torture the animals. It is irrational that
people still support these industries by buying their products. Most meat
eaters will argue that being vegetarian is unhealthy, but in reality being vegetarian
is not only good for the health, but it is also good for the environment. In
other words you can help the animals and the planet by choosing a plant based