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Become a Vegetarian

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The advantages of vegetarianism are as wide and varied as the reasons behind people becoming vegetarian. Some of the key advantages are:

Animal Welfare

No animal is harmed in order to feed or clothe a vegetarian. As less people eat meat, there is a reduced requirement for the farming of livestock for meat. This means less need for intensive farming methods. As more people become vegetarian, farming and the meat production industry will change.

Environmental Issues

A vegetarian lifestyle will help address some key environmental concerns. In an interview with PETA, Sir Paul McCartney says about turning vegetarian, "That is a simple but extremely effective step that many people could take to help the environment and improve their own health at the same time". Real environmental benefits can be realized by people reducing their consumption of meat or becoming a vegetarian. The GoVeg website quotes Environmental Defense that reports that "if every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetarian foods instead, the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than a half-million cars off U.S. roads".

Budget

A person leading a vegetarian lifestyle can spend much less than their meat eating counterparts. Vegetarian food is often cheaper, this includes both the raw ingredients purchased from supermarkets and meals taken in restaurants and other eateries. Meat makes up a significant proportion of a typical household food bill. By taking meat from the equation, a large saving can be had. Of course, replacing meat with expensive vegetarian meat substitutes may not result in quite the same saving. If a household, however, replaces meat with lentils and other low cost forms of nutritious and natural foods, a greater saving will be realized.

Health

There are many real health advantages of being a vegetarian. Over recent years the impact of meat in our diets has been studied and researched. Some people will say that it is unnatural for humans to eat meat, others will say that it is a totally natural process. What is certain, however, is the modern meat-eaters diet includes a greater proportion of meat than that of our ancestors. This increase can cause health problems for a variety of reasons.

Meat can be difficult to digest

The fats are unhealthy Meat can contribute to high cholesterol levels. Some cancers such as bowel cancer are more prevalent in meat eaters. In contrast, a vegetarian diet is typically high in fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals, which is important to a healthy diet.

 

Success stories

Ana Bessa

Jan 29 at 14:54 pm
decided to go vegan last year. I just regret not have done it sooner. it's the best feeling, I am happy, I am healthier, and animals won't suffer never again because of me. give it a try, you won't regret it. you won't miss your current life. and it's so much easier than it looks

Kamee Gallmore

Jan 23 at 02:56 am
It's much easier than you'd believe.

Smailly Castillo

Aug 23 at 04:00 am
Omg.

Krystal Hill

Feb 18 at 19:52 pm
Best decision

Naomi Ohayon

Feb 17 at 02:05 am
Its been over 10 years and still not eating any meat

Manô Bisordi

Dec 12 at 23:15 pm
sou

Siru Wallin

Nov 03 at 01:07 am
Did that for one year.

Joseph Tucker

Oct 31 at 05:14 am
I’ve wanted to do this for so long, and I’ve finally done it! I feel amazing. Much lighter and healthier. I don’t feel weighed down by my food and I don’t feel guilt from eating a dead animal.

Bach Van

Sep 22 at 14:30 pm
1,5 years!

Andriy Rudnyk

Apr 22 at 18:25 pm
My girlfriend talked sense and compassion into me, the rest is history.

Hazel todd

Mar 12 at 23:33 pm
And still going

Lisa Yasmin

Mar 05 at 01:57 am
Just do it! One of the best decisions I've ever made. Never regretted it. I'm eating less and less animal products and want to become vegan in the future.

morgan Schilke

Feb 20 at 04:36 am
Been a vegetarian for 10 years now!

Natasha Farinaccio

Feb 20 at 01:43 am
Became vegetarian when I was 15

Hope Violet

Feb 16 at 19:46 pm
For aong time thinking about it, finally started

Hope Velikova

Feb 12 at 15:32 pm
Became one In 2006

Danah Tatum

Feb 07 at 23:02 pm
Decemeber 2016 marks a year that I've been a vegetarian

Billie-Jo Boreham

Jan 30 at 20:36 pm
Became a vegetarian in secondary school

Kris Ivanova

Jan 30 at 15:57 pm
::))

Natalie Gehlert

Jan 26 at 08:13 am
Mein Freund hat mich dazu animiert

ine verbrugge

Jan 24 at 21:28 pm
for the animals

Patrycja Grunt

Jan 18 at 12:13 pm
I became vegetarian!

Léa Béland-Leduc

Jan 18 at 04:05 am
FOR THE WORLD ✌

talea davis

Jan 11 at 14:03 pm
finally made the switch and it wasn't as hard as I thought

Alina Masotti

Jan 08 at 14:57 pm
Still found yummy food.

Sarah Pfisterer

Jan 02 at 16:51 pm
2 years

Yent'l Tilleman

Dec 29 at 02:05 am
I started as a Vegan, but it's hard. Though I'm 100% vegetarian :)

Violette Meier

Dec 28 at 17:50 pm
i was a vegetarian from 12/1998-1/2011.

Katie Smith

Dec 28 at 17:49 pm
Thanks to Dr. Jacob's Psych of Food, I stopped eating meat.

T Mano

Dec 24 at 23:24 pm
for 6 months

Kate S

Dec 16 at 14:16 pm
6 years now