A balanced and nutritive alimentation is important for people’s health around the world. While some individuals try to be extremely healthy about their food, others eat just anything they want. Although most people eat vegetables and fruits, some have a strict diet which is based on meats. However, do people know how unhealthy it could be eating too much meat every day? Stop eating meat is definitely the best way to have a healthier life.
First, people who eat less (or don’t eat) meat have better health, and they have less chance to get diseases such as cancer or high cholesterol. Different studies have shown that eating meat is one of the reasons that can get you ill or have constant stomach ache; “the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified processed meat as a carcinogen,” according to cancer.org. On the other hand, people who eat meat say they feel constipated or heavy after eating processed meats such bacon, sausage or ham. For these and other reasons, people would rather eat more vegetables and less animal products, because they say feeling healthier, with more energy and they also can sleep better.
Similarly, when eating meat some people don’t realize the effect it has on climate change; it takes big amounts of water and energy for its production. Although some people seem to not believe in climate change, animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation systems, according to the United Nations. For example, when producing meat, it takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of beef. So, people who eat less meat than others are concerned about the enormous amount of water that it requires for its production. In order to save more water and take care of the planet, one person should stop eating meat at least a day a week.
Finally, people who don’t eat any meat are aware of the importance of and respect for animal life and environmental facts. People constantly discuss what is wrong and what is right but, some people don’t understand that by eating meat many animals are suffering and the environment is also suffering consequences. However, you don’t need to go vegan or vegetarian to have better health or help the world we live in; little steps as “Monday meat less” are great ideas to stop eating too many animal products.
On the other hand, opponents to vegan lifestyle or meat lovers say that meat is fundamentally important for humans, and we wouldn’t survive without eating it. However, people around the world who don’t eat meat at all have shown that it is possible to have a healthy and happy life without any animal protein. Also, thousands of people say that not eating meat is just a trend that was created by hipsters and hippies. But, the internet has shown us many people who stopped eating meat for more than 20 years and they say it is actually a lifestyle.
In conclusion, there are so many benefits of having a life without meat; people say they feel with more energy, a more positive attitude towards life and, they become creative when cooking. Also, not eating animals at least once a week is a step that helps the environment and protects the animals of the world.