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Vegetarianism - the issues

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VEGETARIANISM - The Issues In this leaflet, I will be discussing all the different issues surrounding Vegetarianism, and the impact on the world population. I will talk about the problems, advantages, and different people's view on this subject. I will discuss, in this order : * What is Vegetarianism? * Facts on Vegetarianism * What are the Health Implications of a Vegetarian diet, if any? * What advantages are there, to people and the environment, to having a Vegetarian Diet? * What disadvantages are there, to people and the environment, to having a Vegetarian Diet? * What are the views of the religious communities on Vegetarianism? * What are my views on Vegetarianism? What is Vegetarianism? A Vegetarian is a person, who has decided through their own free will, not to eat any meat products (anything that has caused an animal to be slaughtered in the process. There is a difference between Vegetarians and Vegans, which most people do not think about. A vegetarian will not eat meat, but are comfortable with eating eggs, milk, etc (products that come from animals). ...read more.

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However, this is not the case. Even fully pledged Vegans, with the correct diet, can sustain a healthy balance of all the nutrients they need to survive. The main thought surrounding the healthy diet, is that people think that you don't get enough protein. This is far from true, and in some cases, there can be an intake of too much protein. As long as a vegetarian has a full and varied diet, they should be able to maintain the same standard balance of protein intake. Most meats contain around 25% protein, while the figure for vegetables and legumes, is much higher. For example, one of the best sources for protein is spinach, as it is 49% protein. Most soybean products contain between 40% and 55% protein, so it can easily satisfy the protein needs of any vegetarian. Protein sources can be found in most vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, yeasts and dairy products. What advantages are there to a Vegetarian Diet? There are many, many advantages to becoming a vegetarian, and it can benefit you and the environment in different ways, including : * A reduction in the number of animals that are slaughtered, just for us to eat. ...read more.

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Hindus express the view that you should be a Vegetarian, or even a Vegan, as they believe that every living thing has an Atman, or a soul, and if you kill an animal to eat, you are killing a living being, no matter what level of consciousness it is on. They feel that you should be vegetarian as they teach that you should have respect for all living things, and treat every living being as you wish to be treated yourself. What are my views on Vegetarianism? I believe that becoming a vegetarian is purely down to someone's choice. I am personally comfortable with eating meat, and I also have no problems with vegetarians. Everyone is untitled to their own choices of lifestyle. I think that we have survived for thousands of years by eating meat and vegetables, and there is no reason why we shouldn't carry on. However, it is concerning how the population is growing and the future is uncertain as to how everyone will be able to have enough food to eat. ...read more.

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