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.
A Vegetarian Diet Promotes Good Heart Health Phil Mickelson, Hank Aaron, Faith Hill and Paul McCartney share a common bond. In fact, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and Charlotte Bronte also shared the same bond. Each of them is important in a different way – golfer, scientist, writer, singer, baseball player – but their common denominator is vegetarianism. Each became a vegetarian for a reason. Whether it was to be humane to animals, maintain good health or for religious reasons, they all decided to forego meat and maintain a plant-based diet.
Many vegetarians eat eggs and/or dairy products but avoid hidden animal products such as beef and chicken stocks, lard, and gelatin.” The Vegetarian society states that there are four different types of vegetarians; Lacto-ovo-vegeterian which only eats both dairy products and eggs, Lacto-vegetarians who only eats dairy products but not eggs, Ovo-vegetarians who only eats eggs but not dairy products and lastly vegans who do not eat dairy products, eggs, or any other animal product. Becoming a vegetarian has many positive impacts to your life. This new lifestyle can help you keep off illnesses, help you maintain and keep your weight down, help you live longer, decrease pollution and most importantly save the lives of animals. Vegetarian diets are a lot more healthful than the normal meat eating diet... ... middle of paper ... ...ust cares for you in and wants you around a lot longer. Just imagine if you were an animal, you’d want to live right, instead of getting ate by someone?
The Benefits Of Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type two diabetes, diverticulosis, renal disease, and cancers are some of the few health conditions that people in the world face today. But what if individuals would change to a different diet to prevent disease and illnesses? Vegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, and vegan are some of the many types of diets people can choose from today that can lower the risks for diseases and illnesses such as the ones listed above. These diets not only have benefits to individuals, but they also benefit things that modern day society is concerned with. 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.
It takes 5,000 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of California beef. 33% of all raw materialsconsumed are devoted to livestock production, while only 2% are used for a vegetarian based diet. A few famous vegetarians: Einstein, Plato, Newton, Ben Franklin, Ghandi, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley. All these people knew the answer to the question I began with. " NO you do not have to kill to live".
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 Advantages of a Vegetarian Diet Having a healthy dietary method can reduce the chances of receiving many health diseases. These health diseases include obesity, heart disease, and cancer. By consuming certain foods and nutrients in one’s diet the risk factors for these health diseases can be reduced. A healthy dietary method that is beneficial to reducing and/or improving these health diseases is the vegetarian diet. The vegetarian diet follows a dietary pattern that is characterized by the consumption of plant-like foods and the avoidance of flesh foods (meat, poultry, and fish).
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).
Vegetarianism is a healthy choice; following a meat-restricting diet can lower cholesterol and fat intake, thus reducing the chances of developing heart diseases and obesity. Despite several misconceptions that claim vegetarianism is unbalanced and thus unhealthy, a vegetarian diet can still meet daily calorie and other nutrient requirements without including meat and dairy products. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, to maintain a healthy lifestyle a person should consume a balanced amount of fruits & vegetables, grains, meat, dairy products, and fats in accordance with the "Food Pyramid." The human body requires a minimum amount of various vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in order to perform properly and carry out bodily functions. 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.
Another reason for changing to a vegetarian lifestyle that most people don’t know is for the ecology and our surroundings. All of the above reasons and many more show that vegetarianism is a wonderful enhancement to anyone’s overall life. Health should be a considerable priority in every individual’s life and vegetarians are proven to be healthier than carnivorous humans in various ways. First, medical studies show that a human being’s body was not made to be carnivorous (for example; humans have no fang s or claws) and because are digestive system was not made to digest meat, a vegetarian diet is much easier and healthier for our bodies. Secondly, as known around the world, the most common cause of death is heart attack and the average man is at a 50% risk while a vegetarian man is at a 4% risk.