A large part of a person’s lifetime is spent on their consumption of food, which is often done while neglecting the impact their diet has on their health. Is there a reason for us to be conscious of our diet? Are potential health benefits really worth the effort? Vegetarian have shown many health benefits in comparison to meat eaters such as decreased chances of developing type 2 diabetes, less risk of heart disease and prostate cancer, lower blood cholesterol levels and blood pressure to name a few (Mangels et al., 2014). Plants provide antioxidants that are only present in small amounts in meat products, these phytochemicals help protect cells from damage and thus have reduced odds of developing some cancers (Leitzmann, 2014). One of the
Research shows that there are approximately one million Americans who are 100% vegan (Harris Interactive Service Bureau, 2013). It is unfortunate that the majority of the population is missing out on the opportunity to easily better their health and wellness, especially when the rate of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes has drastically increased over the last fifty years. It is completely within one’s power to prevent those specific illnesses and diseases, as well as many others. Learning about one’s body and what nutrition it actually needs to function is the most important knowledge to obtain when one is trying to better his or her health. Too often, the foods ingested as a population are lacking in essential ingredients which would nourish everyone’s bodies in the most efficient way. In the long run, humans will deteriorate at a much faster pace if they lacked the proper diet throughout life. In order for a person to maintain his or her best overall health, he or she needs to choose a plant-based diet which focuses on a surplus of fruits and vegetables while excluding animal proteins and processed foods.
When I was growing up I was taught how to hunt, fish and trap animals for food as well as being fed an omnivorous diet, but today I have found that I no longer need animals in my diet. The Vegetarian Times recently found that out of the 311 million people in the US, 7.3 million eat a vegetarian based diet and 22.8 million eat a vegetarian inclined diet. Over the past century people have begun looking into the health implications of plant based diets as a way of improving their health and increase their longevity. This research paper is intended
Vegetarianism is a lifestyle that has recently increased tremendously throughout the United States. Although vegetarianism has just recently reached new heights of popularity in the U.S., people have been prohibiting themselves from eating meat for centuries. Their reasonings behind their restriction of meat consumption ranges from religious views, monetary deficits, and animal ethics. Even though people nowadays might not use this reasoning as to why they become vegetarian, the history of this vegetarianism can have massive repercussions on the research and reasoning behind today’s vegetarians and scientists. This newly popularized dieting method is more than just a chic healthy trend; this lifestyle has been researched thoroughly and the results yield a totally unprecedented amount of health benefits. These benefits range from all across the board and improve life and sense of well being in general in every one who follows this meatless regime. Furthermore, plant based dieting provides more benefits contributing to a healthier lifestyle overall than meat based dieting because vegetarianism stimulates increased nutrient intake.
Veganism is a food lifestyle based on diet of vegetables, grains, seeds, nuts and fruits. People are being vegetarian because they think it is healthier to only eat vegetables without eating meet or chicken, and they think that they will get a perfect body shape, free of diseases. As in vegetarian, where they feed on foods that do not fit into animal flesh, whether from wild or marine animals. They also don’t eat food that comes directly from the animal, such as: egg that’s comes from the hen, milk that comes from cows, goats and honey that comes from bees. In India, Ethiopia and Jamaica there are a lot of vegetarian people, because they don’t have enough food to feed themselves, so they decided to eat vegetable. This paper argues that veganism is a harmful lifestyle for three major reasons.
Approximately three percent of the world’s population live an average of eight years longer than the rest. These group of people are also known to have a decreased rate of heart attack, cancer, and other chronic diseases. It is said that the best thing a person could have is their health, so why do these illnesses continue to be our number one killer, and what are these three percent doing differently? The only way to maintain this perfect health most of us dream about is to go vegan, the healthiest lifestyle on the planet.
For centuries, humans have been obsessed with the idea of a long life. From face creams and diets to climate change awareness and recycling, there has always been a push to keep ourselves younger, healthier and to keep humanity going. That’s why veganism is the way to go. Being vegan does not only benefit your health but the environment as well. The Earth is so important. From its beautiful scenery to all the astonishing life that calls this planet home, most would agee that Earth is absolutely phenomenal. While I understand that veganism isn't an option for everyone, those who have the ability to adopt a vegan diet and/or lifestyle should because it's not only better for the human body but the planet as well.
Dr. Michael Greger provides an eye-opening statistic regarding the link between health and nutrition when he states that, “The #1 killer in the US – heart disease – was found to be almost nonexistent in populations with diets centered around whole plant foods” (“Greger”). Even though the idea that a plant-based diet is the best option for many reasons, many groups still passionately contest it. However, recent research in nutritional and environmental science has established that a more plant-based, or vegetarian, lifestyle is the way society needs to go. Webster’s New World Dictionary defines vegetarian as, “one who eats no meat” (715). Society is showing a trend towards more people adopting plant-based eating. This trend can be seen playing out in the popular media via celebrities who openly discuss their vegetarian lifestyle choices and also in popular television shows whose characters talk about being vegetarian in the dialogue of show.
Living a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle comes with enormous benefits such as reducing the possibility of diseases and cancers allowing one to live longer and also assist with losing weight through learning how to eat proper portions and the correct types of food. This is proven by Lap Tai Le and Joan Sabaté in their article, “Beyond Meatless, the Health Effects of Vegan Diets: Findings from the Adventist Cohorts.” However, less than ten percent of the U.S population is experiencing these benefits mainly since the public is unaware of the perks of living a vegan or vegetarian
Switching from an omnivorous diet to a plant-based diet has the positive effect of low intake of fat and various high doses of various nutrients. Vegan diets tend to have lower saturated fat, calories and cholesterol, but high magnesium, vitamin C and E, folic acid, iron, dietary fiber and phytochemicals (Craig, 2009). This combination of reduced fat and increased amounts of vitamins promotes health because it lowers the overall BMI which is favorable for the body and its health (Craig, 2009). Lower BMI is also associated with lower blood pressure (Key, Appleby & Magdalena, 2006), which is benevolent for patients with high blood pressure to ease the symptoms, and if dosed properly, it could even replace medication which must be taken every
As different crazes and fads are appearing each day, we have come to expect them to simply fade away as the hype passes. However, veganism has stood the test of time in our fad society and is still increasing in popularity. Originally only thought to be a religious lifestyle, many people from different walks of life are becoming vegans. However, this poses many questions and sparks heated debates, mainly from omnivorous people who believe that veganism is against life’s natural order. Vegans, then, argue against an omnivorous lifestyle by bringing up facts about humans’ biological makeup and how humans are, contrary to popular belief, herbivorous by nature, not omnivorous. While both sides present good arguments to some, the veganism lifestyle contains more benefits and less harmful cons than an omnivorous lifestyle.
Veganism is a growing lifestyle for thousands of people all over the world(Rinkunas, 2015). This paper is a look at life as a vegan, benefits of being a vegan, and reasons someone should become vegan. The aim of this research paper is to inform the audience of all the false information any person might have heard or read somewhere and instead correctly introduce the audience into the real vegan world. Veganism is a way of life, it 's the practice of minimizing harm to all animals and the world. Through a cited investigation, this paper will appease any person wanting a deeper understanding of the vegan lifestyle. Starting off, Veganism and vegetarianism are not the same thing. The difference between
According to vegansociety.com, “ Veganism represents a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, other animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, other animals and the environment.“ People that follow this way of living are called vegans. The vegan diet is more a lifestyle choice and a philosophy than just a diet. The vegan life is the best way to live because it’s healthier, helps the environment, and is kinder to animals.
With just 3.2 percent of Americans eating a vegetarian diet, 0.5 of them being vegan, consuming animal products is part of an everyday culture in the United States (“Vegetarianism in America”). Choosing to not consume animals may be seen as strange and unhealthy. Vegan and Vegetarian diets may be seen as restrictive because people are often misinformed about the lifestyle. During a course of one year, the average person will consume thirty-one land animals (Livestock Slaughter 2000...); on average, a vegan or vegetarian will save approximately thirty-four (Zacharias). Our bodies do not need animal products to function properly; by consuming animals, people are deteriorating the environment and their bodies. The choices a person makes in
Some would not be able to live without eating any animal products in their diets, such as, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, and honey. For vegans, however, this is a normal way of life. Vegans are frequently misunderstood as either people who have eating disorders, or an unnatural passion for animal rights. It is time for people to realize that veganism, a challenging yet rewarding lifestyle, goes way beyond being skinny or caring for animals. In reality, veganism can be extremely advantageous to anyone who adapts it as a way of life and has many different benefits that come along with it.