Ever wondered why vegetarians do not eat meat? There are a lot of reasons and especially how people think of it. Vegetarians are people who maintain a strict diet of grains, dairy products, fish, vegetables, fruits and eggs. People can choose to eat some particular foods like vegetables, fruits and grains or everything without meat. They can make their own combinations of foods in their diet. According to ‘Kids Health’ foundation, a vegetarian diet is healthy as long as you are getting enough nutrition from it. It does not matter about eating meat, it is a very healthy diet that encourages eating more vegetables and fruits and it also replaces the need of proteins with various foods. In the next few paragraphs, I will explain why vegetarians do not eat meat and what a healthy diet it is. Vegetarian diet is a healthy diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, and grains tend to be low in fat and cholesterol, which is good for your heart. The risk of developing heart disease among meat-eaters is 50 per cent higher than it is among vegetarians. It’s also likely to be high in fiber and can be lower in calories. According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, “Vegetarians are about 40 percent less likely to get cancer than non-vegetarians, regardless of other risks such as smoking or body size.
A common question is, ‘Do vegetarian get enough nutrition?’ Vegetarians eat many plant sources such as grains, nuts, seeds, beans, whole grains and soy products to fulfill the place of protein, vitamins and minerals. If you eat enough portions of vitamins and minerals in each meal, it is nutritious and helpful for growth of children. Vegetarians often think themselves as friends of our nature. People think they are friends of living beings. Animals are there to survive and live a great life and another reason why vegetarians do not eat meat. A recent United Nations news report Livestock’s Long Shadow concludes that eating meat is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global”. The report finds that eating meat causes almost 40 per cent more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, ships and planes in the world combined. You are wondering why? It is because of transportation, agricultural, industrial causes and etc. It takes more land to raise animals for food than it does to produce the same nutrition value by raising edible plants. Rain forests are being destroyed to make room for huge cattle ranches which are also a reason for greenhouse effect.
Different people have different tastes. Nobody can force someone to like what they do not. Just like those vegetarians do not like the taste of meat, they like the taste of vegetables and fruits. There are people who are allergic to meat too, so they are forcefully eating it to survive. Some people do not eat meat because of religious reasons and some do not eat because of cultural reasons. They do not eat because they like to keep the tradition of their ancestors and stay healthy.
In all of the paragraphs in this essay, I explained that why vegetarians do not eat meat. I told the reasons and also told that it is a very healthy lifestyle as long as you are getting all the nutrition. Vegetarians live 6 to 10 years longer on average than meat-eaters do. Healthy vegetarian diets support a lifetime of good health and provide protection against numerous diseases. This essay tells that being vegetarian is as healthy as non- vegetarian, now this is your decision to choose a healthy lifestyle that fits with you.