Benefits Of A Healthy Vegetarian Diet Essay

1105 Words Nov 18th, 2016 5 Pages
Most humans believe that no harm is done to an animal, when it is consumed. What one does not imagine is that a life was lost just so they could enjoy a piece of their bodies. When it comes to animals and humans, there is a very fine line that can easily be passed. If one were to think about it ,the modern day ¨hippies¨ are vegetarians and vegans. They advocate for defenseless animals and promote a healthier lifestyle. A vegetarian is someone who does not consume any sort of meat, poultry, seafood,or fish, but some eat animal products. There are different types of vegetarians. Vegans are vegetarians who abstain from eating or using all animal products, including milk, cheese, other dairy items, eggs, honey, wool, silk, or leather. The key to a healthy vegetarian diet, as with any other diet, is to eat a wide variety of foods, including fruits, vegetables, plenty of leafy greens, whole grain products, nuts, seeds, and legumes. ¨Several million more have eliminated red meat but still eat chicken or fish. About two million have become vegans, foregoing not only animal flesh but also animal-based products such as milk, cheese, eggs, and gelatin.¨(Harvard University 2009) It is believed that 70% of all vegetarians around the world are found in India. This is due to their religion beliefs.
People become vegetarians for many reasons including health, religious convictions, concerns about animal welfare or the use of antibiotics and hormones in livestock, or a desire to eat in a…

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