Vegetarian Research Paper

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Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet
Albert Einstein said “Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances of survival of life on Earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” Vegetarian diets are becoming more and more popular around the globe. Many people wonder why anyone would become vegetarian, and the main answer is because of the health benefits it provides. A vegetarian diet provides more health benefits over a diet that includes meat, because it lowers the chance of heart disease, cancer, and type two diabetes.
A Vegetarian Diet Lowers the Risk of Heart Disease Many people think that a vegetarian diet is destructive to the heart but the opposite is actually true. Our society eats meat in such large quantities it becomes unhealthy.
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There was a study done by Harvard Medical School about a compound in red meat called L-carnitine. When eating red meat the L-carnitine turns into trimethylamine-N-oxide also known as TMAO. Harvard Health Publications said “TMAO has been shown to cause atherosclerosis, the disease that leads to cholesterol-clogged arteries” (Pendick, 2013). One of the reasons for heart failure is clogged to arteries. If red meat is eaten in small quantities it won’t clog the arteries. But after a lifetime of digesting the L-carnitine the chances for heart failure greatly …show more content…
When becoming a vegetarian it cuts meats out of the diet and it becomes essential to eat more fruits and vegetables in order to stay healthy. The Mayo Clinic wrote an article called “8 Steps to Prevent Heart Disease”. One of the steps was to eat more fruits and vegetables. They said “Vegetables and fruits contain substance found in plants that may help prevent cardiovascular disease.” (2017). Eating meat won’t prevent an individual from getting those substance in plants but it becomes easier in a vegetarian

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