Thursday, 13 December 2012

Why Become A Vegetarian

Little Lisa worries about lambs. Do you?

There are whole host of reasons why a person
should become vegetarian. Indeed, each vegetarian has their own personal reasons, and they are many and varied. 

With a host of celebrities including Natalie Portman, Casey Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Woody Harrelson, Tobey McGuire, and Olivia Wilde choosing the vegetarian or vegan diet for their lives it certainly continues to attract attention and curiosity. 

If it's something you're considering doing, here are some reasons why you might decide to cut meat out of your diet.

1. It's HEALTHY, stupid

Animal meat is high in saturated fat, which is particularly hazardous to health. They are also high in cholesterol, whereas plant foods contain no cholesterol. Instead, plants are rich in vitamins and other vital nutrients essential to survival. 

Animal meat can also carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans. It is also being increasingly linked by doctors towards cancer, diabetes and heart disease.  

On top of that, cutting meat out of your diet supports weight loss. Veggies are on average 20 pounds thinner than meat eaters.

2. Don't Be CRUEL to animals

You love your dog or cat, and wouldn't dream of hurting them, so why would you tuck into a cow, a lamb or a chicken? The life cycles of animals inside the farming system is notorious brutal and short, with pigs, chickens and cows squeezed up together in tiny cages all day long, and in some cases feeding on each other faeces, and even each other. 

These are brutal factory environments which do not respect or recognise the rights of animals. Bear in mind that pigs are more intelligent even than dogs - studies have shown that they can play games, while the intelligence of chickens has been compared by scientists to that of monkeys.

3. Meat Eating destroys the environment : Vegetarianism works in balance with It

Just to produce animals and get them into the food and supply chain takes incredible amounts of energy, typically in the form of fossil fuels, as well as other vital resources. Remember, a cow or a pig has to be fed, given water, kept warm for several months, then killed, cut up, prepared into consumer products such as burgers, etc. and transported. 

It's 35 calories for a single calorie of pork. It takes as much as 78 calories to produce one single calorie of beef protein.  In contrast, it takes just a single calorie to produce one calorie of soybeans. That's a massive difference, and it just illustrates the huge resources that go into the creation of meat. In a planet whose resources are already being strained, such energy makes massive demands on our environment.

If you want to meet other committed vegetarians or vegans, go to My Vegetarian Dating where you can meet them for fun, friendship and romance.

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