Human Health And Increase The Chances For Survival Of Life On Earth

706 Words Nov 30th, 2015 3 Pages
"Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." These wise words were spoken by none other than Albert Einstein, arguable the most famous and influential scientist to have walked this planet. Einstein was aware of the many benefits of vegetarianism, something that is not common today. More people should become vegetarians because it is better for their bodies, it is good for the environment, and it is the morally right thing to do.
Some people may not have gone vegetarian because they do not even know what it is. A vegetarian, according to the Cambridge Dictionary, is a person who does not eat meat, be it for religious, health, or moral reasons. This definition, although generally accurate, is a very vague explanation. As stated by “Vegetarianism,” a helpful article on understanding the basics of being a vegetarianism, there are many different types of vegetarians. Some vegetarians actually do eat meat, avoiding only red meat. Pescetarians do not eat fish on top of not eating red meat, but they do eat chicken. Pollotarians eat chicken but not fish. Although to adhere to the standards of being labelled a vegetarian one is allowed to consume dairy and eggs, many vegetarians choose not to do so. Vegetarians who do not eat eggs are referred to as lacto-vegetarians, and those who do not consume dairy are referred to as ovo-vegetarians. Veganism is the most extreme form of vegetarianism,…

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