Non Veganism

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When I was growing up I was not surrounded by my parents much because they were in the Air Force. Due to that, I usually stayed with my grandmother or my aunt. After a while I started to realize that when I was with my grandmother she ate a lot of meat and my aunt did not. I was confused at first because I had never seen anyone who did not eat meat. Occasionally, the whole family would go out for breakfast after church. All of my family members ordered eggs, pancakes and some type of meat, except my aunt. In my mind, I thought she was starving herself. About a week after that breakfast I went to talk to her. I asked her questions such as why was she not eating or was she trying to lose weight, assuming it was for an unhealthy reason. Without …show more content…
Neal Barnard suggests that “in clinical trials in individuals with type 2 diabetes, low-fat vegan diets improve glycemic control to a greater extent than conventional diabetes diets” (Barnard 255). This means that if you limit your intake of sugary foods and increase your intake of vegetables and foods with lots of fiber, then you will be in better health. Barnard also emphasizes the importance of considering veganism when he says “diabetes prevalence is lower among vegans compared to omnivores” (Barnard 256). Non-vegans are more prone to getting a chronic disease such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases than vegans. In accordance with Barnard, Lenka Belinova argues that “the intake of meat, particularly processed meat, is a dietary risk factor for diabetes” (Belinova). Vegans have the upper hand when it comes to a lower risk of getting diabetes because unlike non-vegans they do not consume any type of meat. There are many benefits to being a …show more content…
Many people choose to sacrifice and give up food items for a better lifestyle, so they think. People often begin the vegan lifestyle without knowing that becoming a vegan has a few major repercussions. Living life as a vegan takes motivation and dedication. Straining the importance of being a vegan and all of its aspects, good and bad is a very important topic. Some beneficial factors of being a vegan include, a lower risk of chronic disease. The unhealthy aspects include, vitamin deficiency which can later lead to osteoporosis or a low bone mineral density. We should not leave any questions about veganism

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