Essay on Vegetarianism: A New Movement in Nutrition

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Every individual differs in their own unique way. Some people look skinny, some look overweight, and some obtain beauty while others do not. People examine each of these qualities every day as they encounter a new person. Is there ever a thought of whether that person is a meat eater or not? The answer, most likely, is no because it is not a physical quality. Being a vegetarian however, changes the whole dynamic and way a person lives. It is not only considered a lifestyle, but also a movement taking place all over the world. The United States has become more aware and accepting to the idea of vegetarianism. In the United States alone, three percent of people are strictly vegetarians, ten percent of people follow a vegetarian diet, and …show more content…
By changing to a diet that does not have meat in it, fatty foods can overpower the healthy foods. An individual is more likely to snack throughout the day because they don’t get as full as fast as they used to. Therefore, the intake of fats can become an issue. To decrease fat consumption, oils could be used less. When a recipe calls for oil, the amount should be cut in half, and the remaining should be replaced with juice. Another way to reduce fatty intake is to sauté the foods being cooked in water as opposed to oil (Vegetarian Nutrition). Grilling as opposed to deep frying is a healthier option to reduce fat consumption. These options are beneficial to not only vegetarians, but meat eaters as well (Vigneri). Although vegetarians seem to live a healthy lifestyle, there are many pros and cons to changing the way they eat. According to the American Diabetic Association, vegetarians are fifty percent less likely to develop heart disease and have forty percent lower cancer rate. They are also estimated to live six to ten years longer than meat eaters. It is proven that they have stronger immune systems and becoming overweight is less of a problem. Becoming a vegetarian almost proves that your health and wellness will be boosted. If a diet isn’t followed and maintained correctly however, there can be many disadvantages of eating that way. The Weston A. Price Foundation has researched the effects of vegetarianism. They

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