What About Becoming a Vegetarian?

 By Kate Bezobrazova

Today there are many different reasons for people to become vegetarians. What are they and is vegetarianism really good for your health? Let’s try to find out all the pros and cons. Some people become vegetarians because of religious convictions, concerns about animal welfare.  Sometimes people can’t afford to eat meat and that’s why they have to follow a vegetarian diet. The year-round availability of fresh produce, more vegetarian dining options, and the growing culinary influence of cultures with largely plant-based diets led to a vegetarian challenge.

If several years ago the Internet was full of information that vegetarianism was bad by reason of nutritional deficit, in recent years, the situation has changed, and studies are confirming the health benefits of meat-free eating. Today, plant-based eating is recognized as not only nutritionally sufficient but also as a way to reduce the risk for many chronic illnesses.

“People, come to your senses! Meat gradually kills you!” the title of the article, which I found on the Internet. It have me take thought. I, meat lover, never understood why vegetarianism could be better for my health. But having read this article I changed my attitude to vegetarianism. Why? Just read and, I think, you will agree with me. Here is some statements why meat kills us.

  • Meat destroys your brain. Women aged 65 and older who consumed the most beef and butter showed impaired cognitive function and higher levels of memory loss than those who consumed plant-based fats.
  • Too much meat can stop your heart. Reducing meat consumption can reduce the risk for heart disease by nearly 30 percent, and eating a plant-based diet is a better indication of heart health than genetics.
  • Tastes like tumors! Bladder, colon, rectal, and esophageal are among the cancers that have been linked to consumption of meat, especially red and processed meats.

Only you can decide whether a vegetarian diet is right for you. If better health is your goal, here are some things to consider.

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