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Meat vs. No Meat

By: Amanda and Mariah

Amanda Retallack

on 17 January 2013

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Meat vs. No Meat Why you should be a vegetarian. Omnivore Vegetarian Why you should be a vegetarian Why you shouldn't be an omnivore Why you shouldn't eat meat. Why you shouldn't eat meat The vegetarian diet is healthier than the average American diet. Vegetarians are 10-20% lighter than meat eaters. Vegetarians also live up to 13 years longer than meat eaters because they develop a healthier immune system, and they have a decreased risk of heart problems, and certain cancers. Why you should be a vegetarian You'll build stronger bones and teeth. Studies show eating dry beans, tofu, soy milk, and dark green vegetables such as broccoli and kale help bring extra calcium into our blood stream.

You'll also reduce your risk of a food borne illness, because you don't have to worry about undercooked, or infected meats. You'll have less fat in your diet, helping your body create more usable energy. Also you will consume more fiber making you more "regular."

You'll also become a better cook because you'll have to learn how to make new and unique dishes in order to stay away from meat, while still getting your essential nutrients. Studies show that eating large amounts of red meat can lead to an increased risk of death by 13%, increased risk of fatal cardiovascular disease by 18%, and an increased mortality by 10%. Processed meats were 20% higher mortality rates, 21% more fatal heart diseases, and 16% increased cancer risks. Eating meat increases our cholesterol levels. Meat increases the amount of saturated fat (the worst kind of fat) in our diets.
Also when we eat meat we tend to eat mainly meat, depriving us from the grains, fruits, veggies, and dairy products our body needs. The livestock industry is one of the leading causes to environmental degradation in the world. Also animals eat 90% of our corn and grain crops. Feeding and raising animals for human consumption is more expensive, and more wasteful than just growing plants for consumption. Pro-vegetarian Anti-omnivore Cited sources By Amanda And Mariah. Vegetarian Community. (2008, April 22) Why Go Vegetarian? http://www.vegetariantimes.com/article/why-go-veg-learn-about-becoming-a-vegetarian/ BBC journalists. (2012, March 12) Red meat increases death, cancer and heart risk, says study. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17345967 Amy Joy Lanou and Barbara Svenson (2011, March 1) Reduced cancer risk in vegetarians: an analysis of recent reports. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3048091/ Bruce Friedrich (2008, May 19) Top Ten Reasons To Go Vegetarian. http://www.alternet.org/story/85828/top_ten_reasons_to_go_vegetarian Mark Bittman (2012, March 16) No Surprise: Meat Is Bad for You. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/no-surprise-meat-is-bad-for-you/ Pros of being a vegetarian. Cons of being a vegetarian Pros of meat consumption Cons of meat consumption 1. The diet is mainly made up of good fresh healthy foods such as beans, vegetables, fruits, rice, wheat, etc. 2. Less saturated fat from meats, and more useful proteins. 3. Most foods, and meals have a lower calorie count, and healthier ingredients. 4. You’ll learn how to cook a lot more, because you will have to make unique dishes to avoid using meat/meat products. 5. You’ll get sick less often; study shows becoming a vegetarian can boost your immune system. 1. Fresh and organic fruits and vegetables can be very expensive, and it is believed that grocery store fruits and vegetables contain added chemicals, preservatives, and pesticides that may be harmful to your body. 2. There will become a lack of B12 in your diet. 3. You won’t have as many choices to choose from when you go out to a restaurant or get fast food. 4. Have to follow a stricter diet, and watch what they eat more carefully. 5. Becoming a vegetarian can make you tired more often because it will change your metabolism. 6. Becoming a vegetarian and avoiding sugar can greatly reduce your cholesterol. 7. Vegetarian eating is linked with decreased risk of death from heart disease, and can also help lower your blood pressure. 8. You’ll learn greater self-control, because you’ll have to decide what to eat, and when. 9. Red meat increases the risk of breast cancer; therefore taking it out of your diet can reduce your risk. 10. A vegetarian lifestyle can increase your life expectancy by 7 to 15 years. 6. There is no scientific data that shows’ becoming a vegetarian is actually a healthier lifestyle. Because you could eat only junk food, and that is obviously not healthy. 7. If you have pre-existing health conditions such as osteoporosis or diabetes, it may be unhealthy and tricky to be a vegetarian because you have less options and it may interfere with your condition. 8. It is a huge lifestyle change, and it can be very hard for many people. 9. Many vegetarians who don’t plan their diet end up eating a lot of processed foods, creating an unhealthy lifestyle, and more fat in their diet. 10. 10. You don’t necessarily get all of the protein your body requires daily. 1. More choices when dinning out or getting fast food. 2. May have protected the benefits of your ability to perform daily activates 3. Jeannie Gazzaniga-Moloo, a nutrition counselor say’s that “Red meat is a good source of zinc, B vitamins, Protein and iron” 4. It is easier for you to get the amount of protein that you need. 5. Meat is a great source of oils and crucial fats we need in our diet. 6. If you have a meat centered diet it helps to lose weight because it takes less calories to get protein. 7. Fish like tuna or salmon have 3 omega acids (EPA, DHA and ALA), which help brain function, reduce the risk of heart attacks or strokes and lowers triglycerides. 8. Meat helps us to have a healthier immune system. By making us build antigens. 9. The vitamins in meat help to maintain healthy skin. 10. If you consume meat you can also breed the animal for personal fresh meat, which in some cases is cheaper than buying it from a store. 1. Eating too much meat can cause you to become obese. 2. Red meat has high levels of cholesterol. 3. Eating red meat every day can increase the risk of getting Arthritis. 4. If you eat undercooked meat there’s a risk of food-borne illnesses. 5. Some types of meat but mostly processed meat increase the risk of developing coronary heart disease. 6. Meat takes the longest to digest. 7. The more meat you consumer the bigger increase in risk of developing osteoporosis (A condition marked by a gradual reduction in bone density) 8. Red meat increases the risk of breast cancer. 9. Processed meat had been linked to lung cancer, vision loss, and shorter lives. 10. Greater amount of saturated fat in your diet.
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