I need a bit of help. I'm writing a persuasive essay on whether a vegetarian diet is just as healthy as a nonvegetarian diet. So far, everything i've got indicates that it's healthier, but i'm having issues believing half of it. So some verification would be nice. I don't want to turn in a bunch of false information.
And secondly, i need one last topic. I've got diseases linked to nonvegetarian diets down, and then the one that says we don't even need the meat in our diets. But i need another one and i'm having issues with it, because it's not supposed to be about saving thousands of lives (even though i might just put that anyway) it's about health benefits and diseases.
Any help at all would be great. :))
Vegetarian Diets vs. Nonvegetarian Diets
People are constantly wondering if a vegetarian diet is just as healthy as a diet that includes animal product. The answer is yes. In fact, humans could go their whole life without eating meat and still not be deficient in their nutrients. As long as a person keeps a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, and grains, they could end up healthier than the more common omnivorous person. In fact, vegetarians usually live longer than nonvegetarians. It's not that hard to figure out why. Did you know that there's more bacteria on a piece of store bought chicken than a toilet seat?
A person who eats meat has a fifty percent higher chance of having a heart attack. This is because of the high fat and cholesteral levels in meat. A recent study shows that men between the ages of 45 and 64 who ate meat daily were three times more likely to die from heart disease than vegetarians. A Japanese scientist also found that non-vegetarian food is linked in raising the anger, anxiety, restlessness, hastiness, and criminal mentality. These studies also show that the consuption of nonvegetarian food is the cause of 159 different diseases, including high blood pressure, kidney problem, gall bladder problems, wounds in arteries, eczema, paralysis, tuberculosis, arthritis, and hysteria. It seems that the human race would benifit from not eating meat, or not eating as much of it.
For instance, in some ancient civilizations, like ancient Egypt, China, and Mexico, meat was scarce, so they went without it. Their diets were based solely off of wheat, rice, beans and corn, which are adequate sources of protein and other essencial nutrients. When a person takes in calories from a variety of different foods, there’s no need to worry about protein and iron deficiencies.