Benefits of Vegetarianism
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More than 10 billion animals are killed for our plates each year. These animals are drugged and starved each day. Almost none of the animals ever see daylight. Majority of the mothers ever see their young. Shortly after giving birth, the mothers are sent away to cruel veal farms to feed humans their calves. Fish on aquafarms spend their entire life in filthy enclosures. Forty percent of them die because diseases and parasite infections. On some farms, conditions are so horrendous that majority of them die before they can get packaged. But that is not as alarming as what continues. Most of the innocent animals are killed so horrifically, that the poor animals which have only brought goodness, have their throats slit while they are fully conscious.
More than fifteen million people in the United States of America are vegetarians. The consumption of eating meat, dairy, and eggs have been strongly linked to Alzheimer’s disease, and asthma. Meat-eaters are nine times more likely to be obese than vegetarians. Animal products clog your arteries, zap your energy and slow down your immune system. Vegetarians have stronger immune systems than their meat-eating friends, making them less vulnerable to everyday illnesses such as colds, and flues. There’s a bonus also to becoming a vegetarian - you live longer on average six to ten years! The oldest person in the world was a vegetarian - living until 117 years! Vegetarians grow taller and have higher IQs than their classmates. They are also at a lower risk for heart diseases, diabetes, and obesity. Even older people who switch to a vegetarian diet can prevent and even reverse chronic mental diseases!
Meat-eating is why our teeth grow crooked, and why our jaws are small. Not very many people know exactly what part of the body they are eating. We are actually supposed to be omnivores. Compare our teeth to those of a carnivore. A carnivore’s teeth are used to tear apart meat. Ours are not. We do not have ‘canine teeth’. Animal fat is saturated fat and cholesterol, which both have been linked to various health problems, including heart diseases, and cancer. A group fifteen scientists declared that up to 40 percent of cancers are preventable.
Most people think that vegetarians don’t get enough protein. But this is an old wives’ tale. Vegetarians do get enough protein. Is it possible to get enough protein on a vegetarian diet? Just about all foods contain significant amounts of protein. Potatoes are 11% protein, oranges are 8%, beans are 26%, and tofu is 34% protein. In fact, people have been known to grow at astounding rates on a diet of only 5% protein. These people are infants and they do it during the first 6 months of life, fueled by breast milk, which only contains just 5% protein.
Many celebrities have endorsed vegetarianism. Celebrities such as Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, and Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers are vegans. Tobey Maguire, Joaquin Phoenix, and Josh Harnett are all vegetarians, too. Josh Harnett recalls why he became a vegetarian when he was twelve, "One day I was cutting up a chicken for my mom and I hit a tumor with the knife. There was puss and blood all over the place. That was enough for me."
By becoming a vegetarian, you will save over one hundred guiltless animals!
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