For instance, becoming a veg... ... middle of paper ... ... to convert to vegetarianism. Waters is giving an example of a health concern when one is not vegetarian. When a person is not a vegetarian, they may come in counter with the risk of getting different types of cancer, different sicknesses, diabetes, and many other health risks. One should convert to vegetarianism because it’s the best diet for you and because of all these risks that will slow them down. Vegetarian diets lead to a healthy weight and lifestyle, provide all the right nutrients, and reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics.
The advantages to vegetarianism are well-known, and the disadvantages seem negligible, yet in most countries only a tiny portion of the populace are vegetarian or vegan; Why would anyone ignore the option to live longer and feel superior, both physically and ethically? Primarily, the opponents of vegetarianism disagree with it's strictures on scientific grounds. “But of course,” answer the vegetarians “their own muse, science, silences those claims without effort.” No, in fact; studies indicate vegetarians are much more at risk for deficiencies in calcium, iron, zinc, and B-vitamins. Although many devoted vegetarians take supplements to counteract these deficiencies, the eventual lethality of an iron deficiency-related anemia, for example, completely debunks many vegetarian's claims that no meat is somehow “more natural”—if normal humans can't survive unaided after eliminating part of their diet, it can only be concluded that part of their diet was essential. An even more serious symptom of vegetarian diet is calcium deficiency: calcium deficiency inhibits bone growth, even causing proactive weakening of bone structures, and eventually osteoporosis and death.
People are dieing because of the way the meat is being cleaned and processed so why not cut it out? The health benefits of being a vegetarian are incredible. Many people are uneducated on the matter thinking that if they are vegetarian they are only doing it to help save the animals or because they are morally opposed to eating them which is a possibility. I do not eat meat due to the health risks and the fact that being a vegetarian makes you so much healthier. Why would you not want to be healthier and live a longer life?
When an individual chooses to adopt a type of vegetarian or vegan diet it is usually because of the positive impact it has on the individual's health, the positive impact it has on the environment, and the positive impact that it has on the animals. In the United States there are many health issues, but through adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet, individual's health can be significantly improved. It is often thought that vegetarians and vegans are lacking in nutrients that humans bodies need, but this manner of thinking is due to the lack of knowledge that individuals have about these type of diets. There have been links made between red meat and processed meat to things like cancer,coronary artery disease, and both types of diabetes, this is why cutting back on these can lead to health benefits. These health risks can be prevented by keeping a healthy weight and diet, but many people think that you have to include red meats, and other animal products in your diet.
It is not just the benefits that people will get from the meat but also get the taste. Thus there is no evidence that suggest a non meat diet will give more health benefits than a normal diet.though being a vegetarian is healthier .So humans should eat meat. Humans are omnivores that means we can both eat meat and vegetables. Some people might argue a vegetarian will have a lower risk of getting diseases and being more fit. However that is quite true, studies shows that being a vegetarian will lower the risk of getting diseases be more fit and healthy while the meat eaters have several risks.So what really makes these vegans healthy?
Though removing beef, pork, poultry, and other animal-derived foods can leave a diet lacking in protein, calcium, iron, and vitamins... ... middle of paper ... ...hy choice; there are numerous potential benefits that come with following a diet that abstains from meat and dairy products. Though following a vegetarian lifestyle with an unbalanced diet can be just as health hazardous as a meat-inclusive unbalanced diet, a vegetarian regime that maintains the recommended daily nutrients can be healthy and beneficial. A well-balanced vegetarian meal plan can help reduce the risks of heart diseases and obesity. Sources used http://dictionary.reference.com/ http://www.eatright.org/Public/NutritionInformation/92_11722.cfm http://www.epic-oxford.org/ http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/food/food-pyramid/main.htm http://www.vegetarian-diet.info/vegetarian-health-heart-disease.htm http://www.vegetarian-nutrition.info/updates/trends.php http://www.vegsoc.org/health/ http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/nutshell.htm
Frank Phillips wrote an article titled “Vegetarian Nutrition” that explains the lack of vitamins a majority of vegetarians receive. Besides B12, there is a lack of calcium, vitamin D, and iodine as well. It is specified in this article, that without a close watch on a vegetarian diet, you are prone to a bigger risk of getting cardiovascular disease, and higher homocystein levels in your blood as stated earlier. Nonetheless, Phillips declares that with a well-balanced vegetarian diet, you can have an equally nutritional diet compared to that of an omnivores (Phillips 136). Also, it is shown through these studies that these problems can be improved or avoided by taking vitamin supplements regularly (Herrmann 1381).
Being a vegetarian is more beneficial for human beings because of health reasons, environmental issues, and animal rights. The first benefit to being a vegetarian is health reasons. Recent research studies have shown that vegetarians have better health than people who eat meat. The risk of a disease is less likely when being a vegetarian. For example, vegetarians have a lower rate of gallstones, kidney stones, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and colon disease.
“...going vegetarian is the single best thing we can do for ourselves as well as for your families,” says Dr. Lina Van (Panchal 27). Choosing to go vegetarian promotes good health, a longer life, helps fight diseases, and can even help people lose weight (Nikki and David Goldbeck 4-7). Specifically, a vegetarian diet excludes meat, fish, shellfish, and poultry. A lacto-vegetarian also does not eat eggs, but can eat dairy products, while an ova-vegetarian can eat eggs, but not dairy products (Panchal 27). Hence a vegetarian diet may seem quite restrictive, but the lifestyle choice could save your life and lead to more adventures in eating (Nikki and David Goldbeck 4-7).
It must be noted that simply changing to a meatless diet will not necessarily create a healthier, happier lifestyle. A vegetarian diet still has unhealthy components that must be avoi... ... middle of paper ... ...clude careful, complex planning to reduce the risks of the most prevalent diseases. If Americans would simply start by cutting red meat out of their diets and then from there finding a point on the scope of vegetarianism where they are comfortable, overall health in this country would improve. This could be started with something as simple as eating one vegetable oriented meal a week and slowly spread out until all meals are oriented around vegetables, fruits, and grains instead of a main dish of meat. By eating in this manner Americans can start to create a healthier living style and learn moderation.