Essay on Should Vegan Diets Be Beneficial?

1298 Words Mar 1st, 2016 null Page
Meat, eggs, milk, and cheese have made their way to be main focal points in an average American’s diet. Statistics show that only 2.5% of the U.S. population has adopted a vegan diet (Huffington Post). Why are so little people vegan? Studies have shown that vegan diets promote health benefits and reduce the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and improve bone health (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition). Despite the fact that vegan diets are proven to have great health benefits, the number of vegans are only increasing at a slow, but steady, pace. The reason why more people are not turning vegan is because are they misinformed about veganism, they are unaware of how animals are raised, and they are unaware of how animal products are made.
Many people believe that being vegan is very difficult because, historically, humans are naturally born to eat meat. This is actually false and fallacious. According to Peta, humans are anatomically herbivorous and, “lack both the physical characteristics of carnivores and the instinct that drives them to kill animals and devour their raw carcasses” (Peta). To begin with, the notion that humans are naturally carnivores because our ancestors ate meat is fallacious. Scientific studies show that humans do not possess the teeth, nails, or jaws of carnivores. Human teeth are genetically made to grind food such as fruits and vegetables, human nails cannot tear flesh, and human jaws move up and down as well as side-to-side while a…

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