Vegetarian diets lead to a healthy weight and lifestyle, provide all the right nutrients, and reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics. People looking to gain a healthier lifestyle may consider vegetarianism. Others may consider eating meat occasionally but not all the time. Some people may worry whether or not they will be getting antiquate nutrition, and also worry about antibiotics used on their food. In conclusion, being a vegetarian is the best diet to live with.
The Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet There is more to vegetarianism than not eating meat. A vegetarian generally pays attention to their health, makes choices about their diet, and respects animals. There are no rules to being vegetarian; a vegetarian sets his or her own guidelines and restrictions. One chooses not to eat meat for many reasons; it may be because of religion, respect for animals, health, or sometimes a person simply does not like meat. Most people think that a meat/animal-product free diet is just a trend, but vegetarianism has been a growing movement ever since it began in 600 BC.
The answer, most likely, is no because it is not a physical quality. Being a vegetarian however, changes the whole dynamic and way a person lives. It is not only considered a lifestyle, but also a movement taking place all over the world. The United States has become more aware and accepting to the idea of vegetarianism. In the United States alone, three percent of people are strictly vegetarians, ten percent of people follow a vegetarian diet, and five percent of people say they are interested and would like know more about it (The Pros and Cons).
Growing up in India, I have heard much about vegan diets. Many people take on vegetarian diets due to religious beliefs, personal interest, ethical issues, and many other reasons. So what exactly is a vegetarian diet? Is it better for the body? Vegetarian diets can provide the necessary nutrients; as well, as reduce the likelihood of chronic diseases caused by unhealthful diet; however, if the food intake is not closely monitored it can lead to deficiencies.
However it ... ... middle of paper ... ...results in longer lives. There are many factors to why some want be vegetarians. Many believe that it is more ethical to become vegetarian. That warm-blooded animals being slaughtered have emotions and connections and are sacrificed to satisfy the decedent meat eating lifestyle. Or let it be that we are supporting many genetically modified crops and feeding them to the animals we eat; only supporting an artificial lifecycle.
The Vegan Lifestyle Veganism is a philosophical lifestyle that more and more people are starting to embrace. Many people do not know the difference between veganism and vegetarianism and that is where the confusion begins. This particular lifestyle does have an intriguing history; however, it does not go back as far. There are numerous people becoming a vegan even for short periods and there are abundant “meat free” products for them to choose from. Though veganism is misinterpreted because of myths, yet it is surrounded by wonderful health benefits along with prevention of diseases.
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.
While many today still choose a vegetarian diet to take a stand against cruelty to animals, it is becoming more prevalent to make the switch to vegetarianism for good health. More and more people are becoming convinced that a vegetarian lifestyle is beneficial to good health and economic health as well. From the beginning, human culture is thought to have used farming and hunting to supply food for a diet that was heavily dependent on meat. In The Ethical Case for Carnivores, Leanid Josephus concluded that the choice to be vegetarian stems from forgetting that hunting and eating meat is really what it means to be human. Supposedly, according to Josephus, to be vegetarian means to lack confidence and strength (Josephus).
Vegetarianism is a type of diet life choice that is personally made, a life decision that is made for health problems, environmental concerns, and ethical reasons. Vegetarianism is a right choice if you are down to earth, love animals, and enjoy the improvement of the environment. many reasons exists as to why a person would become a vegetarian and the search engine most of the time brings up the article about the sake of animals. Some people just think it is the most moral thing to do and do not like thinking of animals being slaughtered. Others believe that being a vegetarian is an unhealthy option but in reality vegetarianism actually helps prevent some of the most severe health problems.
The process of livestock farming is extensive and is responsible for the deforestation used to grow grain that feeds the animals, which releases more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. To make matters worse, 65% of nitrous oxide in the climate, a chemical 300 times as damaging as carbon dioxide, is derived from livestock farming as well. Fossil fuels are also used extensively in order to transport the animals and to produce their feed. The Environmental Protection Agency states that agriculture is a major contributor to climate pollution, more specifically livestock farming. The manure created from killing a... ... middle of paper ... ...g extinct at unsustainable rates such as the manatee and salmon.