Approximately one-third selected "health" while only one-fourth selected "love of animals" (Vegetarianism). More often than not, those who practice vegetarianism re... ... middle of paper ... ...d Rosalyn Carson-Dewitt. “Counterpoint: Vegetarianism is an Unhealthy Dietary Choice.” Points of View: Vegetarianism (2011): 3. Points of View Reference Center. Web.
Vegetarians can be sub categorized: Those who avoid flesh but still indulge in animal products such ascheese, milk and eggs are referred to as ovo-lacto-vegetarians. People who reject all animal products are referred to as purevegetarians or vegans. Scientific research shows that ovo-lacto-vegetarians are healthier than meat eaters and vegans arehealthier than both. Now I'm going to present you with four reasons everyone should be a vegetarian. First the obvious ethical reasons, second the physiological reasons, third the health reasons and finally the most important reasons for our planet, the environmental impact of a meat based diet.
How vegetarianism negatively affects our health: What are the downfalls to cutting meat from your diet? Many studies have been done trying to condone whether or not changing an omnivorous diet to a plant based is a safe and beneficial substitute. Every diet you choose comes with pros and cons, but what are the cons, and are they serious enough to potentially gain any sort of benefit from a vegetarian diet. 3... ... middle of paper ... ...e to hyperhomocysteinemia, which is defined as high levels of homocystein in the blood due to the deficiency of vitamin B12 (Krajcovicova-Kudlackova 658). Frank Phillips wrote an article titled “Vegetarian Nutrition” that explains the lack of vitamins a majority of vegetarians receive.
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The FDA we trust to keep us safe really does not have our best interest at heart, like we’d all like to think. The meat industry uses the cheapest and fastest ways to keep up with America’s high demand even if that means feeding unhealthy, processed, low quality meat that may cause innocent victims to get sick. The worst part is that most of these companies, like Tyson for example, use tricky wording on their packaging to avoid consumers finding the truth about their meat. I started thinking more about what I was putting into my body. I finally made the decision to cut out all fast and some processed foods and become vegetarian.
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In his essay he constantly repeats about thanksgiving and the turkey which didn’t live its life to the fullest. In Mr. Steiner’s article he says that people all around the world always have excuses to why they eat meat and somehow make them believe their lie by telling them the reasons constantly. So they ignore the torture and the pain the animals endure just for the enjoyment of a meal. They forget everything about the poor lives the animals had to go through while they have their hamburger in McDonalds. They tell themselves two excuses which is that animals don’t feel pain and that god made animals for our consumption according to Mr. Steiner.
Why eat meat that contains chemicals, growth hormones, and perservitives when you can just cut all that out? Being a vegetarian is a way of life and a superior choice when you are trying to be healthy. Health is the number one concern of people today. So many people play into health gimmicks on a daily basis and many of them are scams and do not work. If our number one concern is health then why would we not cut out a major health issue such as meat?
Reminiscent of the stereotypical American 1950s, our family would gather around the kitchen table for our home cooked meals. My grandfather was, and still is a strict meat-and-potato kind of man. Jokingly, I asked him what he would do if I wanted to become a vegetarian, to which he replied, “I’d throw you out!” It was not until several years later, when reading Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation in an introductory philosophy class, when I gave it serious contemplation. Although I found some parts of his beliefs to be radical, I was excited all the same because it broadened my mind to new ways of thinking. Meat was never a food I disliked, I enjoyed eating it as much as my family.
The benefits to maintaining a vegetarian diet are myriad and increasingly well-defined by modern science; these benefits include decreased risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Many vegetarians claim to feel better and more perceptive, and two of the top three sprinters in the world are vegan. Vegetarians often claim moral superiority over non-vegetarians through varieties of a “hurt no living thing” credo. Nevertheless, only 2.8% of American adults are vegetarian. 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?