The Many Benefits Of Vegetarianism Essay

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Michael Durand
Mrs. Bessie
Pre-AP English II
December 9, 2016 The Many Benefits of Vegetarianism
“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral” is an eye opening statement said by Leo Tolstoy. Tolstoy shows us that the killing of animals is one of the main reasons why being vegetarian is the right thing to do. Not only is being meat-free the animal-friendly thing to do, but it also promotes many favorable health aspects. With this in mind we can dictate that a vegetarian diet is the most beneficial and morale diet because of the positive effects it has to an individual’s health and the positives it entails towards the health of the environment and the health of animals.
A vegetarian is an individual who doesn’t consume meat or, sometimes certain animal products. Although there are many different types of vegetarian diets the overall idea is the same: to avoid meat, primarily beef and poultry. Vegetarians do this for many reasons, but one of the main reasons is to gain the many positive health effects that are promoted (“Vegetarianism in America”). “The positive health aspects that vegetarians receive is a larger amount of vitamins C and E, dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium, and phytochemicals such as carotenoids and flavonoids” (“Becoming a Vegetarian”). These nutrients gained might not sound that important, but in reality
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