There are a lot of things that you can do for your health and to better your lifestyle and one of those things is giving up meat. While you may be thinking that people have been eating meat for millions of years and it can’t be bad for you, read on to see why this logic may not be true.
1. Eating as a vegetarian is much healthier for you than eating animal products. The plants grow with sunlight. They have vitamins and minerals that help your body in a million different ways. When you eat animal products you are still getting some of the energy from the plants but not a lot. It is second hand energy because it went through the animal’s digestive system first. Another great thing about eating plants is that you absorb photons which give you a type of glow to your skin and make you look and feel alive.
2. Giving up meat is better for the environment as well. It takes 16 pounds of grains to process one pound of animal product. The plants and slaughterhouses where the animals are processed have been shown to be linked to global warming due to the large amount of pollution that they cause. More land is needed to raise all of the livestock so the natural habitats of other animals are destroyed to make way for these fields.
3. Now think about the animals. Most of them live in poor conditions and are not well-kept. More animals are slaughtered every year than there are people in the world. When they are slaughtered it is usually not kind or dignified. Instead it could almost be considered torturous.
With these reasons it is easy to see why giving up meat could be a great thing for not only you but for the environment and the animals as well. There is a benefit to eating meat however, and that is that it tastes delicious. It also has a lot of protein in it. Is taste really worth risking the three above-mentioned reasons? Only you can decide for yourself.