Nowadays, being a vegetarian has become more and more a lifestyle and represents the most intelligent choice that someone who respects and values his body and at the same time respects and honors the environment in which he lives can make.
Why choose to be vegetarians?
First of all, because being a vegetarian involves a peaceful lifestyle, we do not torture or kill animals, raising them in degrading conditions, we do not consume the meat of animals, we honor and respect them as we want to be treated and respected.
We must not forget that the entire livestock industry has an absolutely disastrous effect on the environment, polluting the earth, water and air, and producing its degradation at a worryingly accelerated rate. Another aspect would be the depletion of resources and the problem of hunger. Did you know that from a land of 10 hectares, from the consumption of meat are fed 2 people; of that of corn - 10 individuals; of cereals - 24 individuals; and soy - 61 people?
When we no longer eat meat, we become more aware of our bodies, we take care how we feed ourselves, we enjoy vegetable products grown in clean conditions, possibly organic or organic, and in this way we contribute to maintaining a healthy life both as an individual and as a society.
A recent study, published in the specialized journal JAMA Internal Medicine, attests to the fact that vegetarians live longer and have a better state of health, than those who eat meat.
The researchers who conducted this study compared the mortality rate of 73. 300 members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, including both vegetarians and meat eaters, over a six-year period. At the end of the study, vegetarians recorded a 12% lower death rate than meat consumers, and a 19% lower risk of premature death than the latter.
Dr. Orich, the study's director, argues that the likely explanation for these results is that the vegetarian diet is richer in fiber and lower in saturated fat, yet researchers don't know exactly why a plant-based diet would be more beneficial.
The conclusion was that avoiding meat consumption is also beneficial for health, vegetarians who participated in the study being more slender and less affected by diseases such as diabetes or kidney failure, so it is definitely worth reflecting on the adoption of such a lifestyle.
In the end we give some quotes of famous vegetarians:
Robert Redford: "We poisoned the air, the water and the earth. In our excitement of controlling nature, things got out of control. From here on out, progress has to mean something different. We are running out of resources and time."
Paul and Linda McCartney: "If the slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian. We feel better with ourselves knowing we don't contribute to the pain of animals."
Brian Adams: "I became a vegetarian 20 years ago for health reasons. I firmly believe in the rule that if something looks like it's going to clog up your system, then most likely that's what's going to happen. People don't understand why I'm a vegetarian, but I'm not a missionary but I simply have my own vision of what works for me. It would be great to be able to convince people without having to say too much. For example, I'm svelt because of my diet. When I see men and women my age with their bellies hanging over their pants I want someone to be able to explain to them the benefits of a diet and the fact that they are intoxicated and stuck because of the things they have eaten."
Kim Basinger: "If you could see or if you could feel the pain, you wouldn't think about it. Return life. Don't eat meat."