Reasons to become a Vegetarian

Valid reasons to stop eating deceased animals!

The meat on your plate that you are about to enjoy has gone through many stages from the animal being alive!

At the point of the kill, the execution, that animal will go through immense fear. Fear and terror and its real. By buying and eating that meat, you are part of that killing process, you are ignorantly sharing in the experience of the animal being killed alive and what that feels like for that animal.

Don’t believe what you are told that the animal is humanely stunned and it’s all over in seconds. This is not always true! There is so much more the animal goes through, like smelling, hearing and tasting the air whilst waiting in line for its turn!

You are then eating that deceased animal and its bad energy!

Have you ever considered adopting a vegetarian diet?

And if you haven’t, have you given any consideration to the health and environmental benefits you could gain by doing so?

Perhaps the most noted benefit of becoming a vegetarian is that it reduces the risk of heart disease. A vegetarian diet means you consume less saturated fats and cholesterols. Consequently, it has been found that vegetarians are less likely to die from heart disease than non-vegetarians by up to 24%.

A diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables will naturally produce a low body mass index level and will help to keep excess weight off. It has been found that vegetarians typically have a lower BMI level than their meat-eating contemporaries. This is true across all age ranges and applies to both men and women and is generally attributed to the high intake of low-energy and fibre-rich foods.

The British Medical Journal published an Oxford study that found that the lifespan of a vegetarian outlasts that of a meat-eater by up to six years. This is due to plant-based diets being rich fibre, antioxidants and various vitamins and minerals. These all help to strengthen the immune system and reduce the aging process. In addition, a vegetarian diet can assist in reversing certain chronic diseases.

In 2006, the United Nations reported that livestock generate a higher degree of greenhouse gases than all the world’s cars and trucks put together. Opting for a vegetarian diet means you are playing your part in reducing global warming and protecting the environment.

It is not unusual for meat-based products to contain contaminants like hormones, pesticides and antibiotics. If a meat dish is not prepared correctly, the risk of contracting such viruses and bacteria as salmonella and e-coli increases. A vegetarian diet helps to protect you against these contaminants and diseases since no vegetarian dish is exposed to such risks.

There is also the ethical argument for vegetarianism. Animals on factory farms have no rights and protections against behaviours that would be illegal if inflicted on cats and dogs. Farmed animals are just as capable of feeling pain and suffering as others. By opting for a vegetarian diet, you are saying that such practices are unethical and that all animals deserve to be protected and should not be exploited.

Finally, vegetarian meals can be diverse, quick and easy to prepare. Vegetarian cuisine is colourful, healthy and richly diverse and a vegetarian diet can bring considerable health and social benefits.


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