Every day Americans participate in an activity that is one of the most environmentally dangerous productions in the world. They consume food that is poisoned with drugs and chemicals without even knowing about its. They even steal food away from developing countries without even letting the thought cross their minds. These Americans are eating meat and other animal products. The dangers that meat-rich diets have on the world are so hazardous and should be presented to the public. A vegetarian diet should be promoted. A meat-free diet is the best choice for your health, the environment, and the world's peoples. A major misconception about vegetarians is that they are weak and deprived of key nutrients such as proteins and iron; nutrients we as humans need to build muscle and stay healthy. This, however, is not the case. Many protein and iron rich foods occur naturally in nature such as broccoli, lentils, and almonds. Looking at the argument logically, we can see that cows, pigs, and other farm-raised animals are fed grains and cereals to build up their muscle until they are ready for human consumption. Therefore, a vegetarian diet simply skips the middle step in this process, and also prevents consumption of contaminants, cholesterol, chemicals, and saturated fat found in animal products. There are over 20,000 different drugs, including sterols, antibiotics, growth hormones and other veterinary drugs that are given to livestock animals. These drugs are secondarily consumed by humans, and the dangers in this consumption are well documented. Vegetarian diets protect followers against many deadly diseases. Research has shown that vegetarians are 50% less likely to develop heart disease and have 40% of the cancer rate of their meat-eating friends. Meat eaters are also nine times more likely to be obese than their vegetarian counterparts. The benefits to your health from a vegetarian lifestyle are undeniable.
The benefits to the environment are also...
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