Essay about Benefits Of Being A Vegetarian

747 Words Mar 29th, 2016 3 Pages
Do you have friends with any vegetarians, and or vegans, but do not know the difference between the two? Being either a vegetarian or vegan has tons of benefits, “if you switch from the standard American diet to a vegetarian diet, you can add about 13 healthy years to your life”, says Michael F. Roizen, MD. Numerous amounts of people do not know the differences between the two, what a vegetarian can eat, what a vegan can eat, and what both cannot eat. Did you know that in order to produce a pound of beef, industries use 441 gallons of water? I will help make the many benefits of being a vegetarian not just for your body but for the environment evident. There are as many similarities as there are differences between vegetarians and vegans, and not to forget that there are three different types of vegetarians.
There are different types of vegetarians: Lacto-ovo-vegetarians, Lacto-vegetarians, and Ovo-vegetarians. In other words, lacto-ovo-vegetarians consume both dairy products and eggs, but no meat, lactovegetarian consume dairy products but not eggs, which is my diet, and lastly, ovo-vegetarians consume no dairy products but do consume eggs. Vegetarians have a balanced diet, they have the ability to eat cheese drink milk. In a vegetarian’s mind, if it does not kill the animal it is okay to eat. Cows produce milk which is why bountiful amounts of Indians prefer not to kill cows or eat meat. The Vegetarian Society defines a vegetarian as: “Someone who lives on a diet of…

Related Documents