Veganism Pros And Cons

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Veganism is the practice of eliminating all animal products (meat, fat, dairy, eggs, gelatin, etc.) altogether from your diet and instead decide to consume other foods high in protein, calories, and nutrients in its place. People become vegans for many reasons, the most popular being moral/ethical/religious beliefs or health benefits. However, in our modern day world, veganism has collected much controversy over many factors, one being its environmental practicality/sustainability, and another in its ethicality, and in some cases, malnourishment. An omnivore diet (containing meat, poultry, fish, plants, etc.) is best because it provides excellent health benefits, a major job market, a sense of community and tradition. Meat is a personal liberty, a choice, which should be available to all. Many vegans and vegetarians today are missing out on necessary vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found commonly in meat products. According to the Ecologist, “Vegetarians are more likely to give birth to low birth-weight babies and to babies with birth defects of the reproductive tract,” Their breast milk is also deficient of many vital vitamins necessary for the eyes and nervous system: Vitamin B-12, DHA, and EPA (Fallon). As vegetarian/vegans mothers give birth, they …show more content…
According to the International Wellness Directory, Zinc is essential for producing SOD, superoxide dismutase, “the most potent antioxidant that your body has.” Zinc is most commonly found in meat and dairy products, and is hard to come by as a vegan, Zinc promotes a healthy immune system, helps with bone formation, and fertility/conception (Sears). There are many other nutrients found in dairy and meat products which are not available to vegans/vegetarians, which in turn harms their health. Meat is the easiest way for us as humans to absorb the vital nutrients needed for a healthy

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