Vegetarianism Vs Vegetarianism

Change is necessary; necessary for moving forward, and necessary in fact for survival. We, as a society, need to change the way we live for the sake of the earth, the animals, and ourselves. The most practical solution, and the one that would have the most impact, is to shift to a more plant-based diet. Vegetarianism means not eating meat while veganism is a lifestyle that entails not consuming or using any animal goods, and while it may seem extreme to some, the benefits of such a diet are enormous. It seems that today almost everyone is looking to improve the state of the environment and global health, and recycling and diet drinks just are not going to cut it. Although it may seem far removed, a change to a plant-based diet would have vital …show more content…
It requires a little more focus and attention to make sure one gets all the the vitamins and nutrients needed from a vegan diet, but eating healthy, unprocessed vegan foods like grains, legumes, and a whole lot of fruits and vegetables, is incredibly beneficial. The main points always called into question are protein and Vitamin B12. As protein goes, while only animal products contain complete proteins, it is perfectly alright to eat foods with an assortment of incomplete proteins to the same effect, and for B12, fortified foods are easy to come by and incorporate into a vegan diet. Now it may be difficult for some, being vegan in a non vegan world does provide it’s inconveniences, but it is very possible and the benefits outweigh the difficulties. It’s also thought that vegan food is expensive and disgusting, but the basic ingredients of a vegan diet are relatively cheap and can absolutely be turned into some delicious …show more content…
It requires a little more focus and attention to make sure you get all the the vitamins and nutrients you need from a vegan diet, but eating healthy vegan foods (as opposed to a diet of pasta with margarine and oreos) like grains, legumes, and a whole lot of fruits and vegetables, is incredibly beneficial. The main points always called into question are protein and Vitamin B12. As protein goes, while only animal products contain complete proteins, it is perfectly alright to eat foods with an assortment of incomplete proteins to the same effect, and for B12, fortified foods are easy to come by and incorporate into a vegan diet. Now it may be difficult for some, being vegan in a non vegan world does provide it’s inconveniences, but it is very possible and the benefits outweigh the difficulties. It’s also thought that vegan food is expensive and disgusting. Some of the best meals that I have had were vegan, and sure, meat tastes good, but there are some very convincing fake meats out there. It’s also very cheap to buy the basis of a vegan meal- that being beans, vegetables, and

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