Many vegetarians think all meat eaters are completely wrong.
Many meat eaters think vegetarians are crazy.
I don’t agree with either extreme.
Joke: How many vegetarians does it take to screw in a light bulb?
I don’t know, but where do they get their protein!?
We are all different with individual needs. Just as there is no one type of meat eater, there is no one type of vegetarian. Some meat eaters eat pork, some don’t. Some vegetarians eat dairy, some don’t. Vegetarians eat a variety of different foods for a variety of reasons.
8 Reasons Why People Become Vegetarians
1. Health concerns:
A vegetarian diet can be a balanced diet filled with nutritious vegetables which can be alkaline-forming and health-building. Harvard researched the eating habits of 110,000 adults for over 20 years found that a one 3-ounce serving of red meat daily was associated with a 13 percent greater chance of dying over the course of the study. A vegetarian diet can reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
2. Spiritual reasons:
Commitment to non-violent food; not supporting the killing and suffering of animals. Hinduism and Buddhism hold vegetarianism as an ideal way to promote nonviolence and spiritual fulfillment. Seventh Day Adventists and Jains are vegetarians. Seventh Day Adventists are among the healthiest people in the world today.
3. Personal choice:
Sometimes for no explainable reason, a person just finds that they simply do not want to eat meat. Whenever they see it they have no interest in eating it so they never include it in their meals.
4. Food safety:
Close to 5,000 Americans die of food-borne diseases every year. Food poisoning is mostly from animal products. Factory farms, slaughterhouses, and meat packing plants are extremely unsanitary places.
Next: Four more reasons