Maybe you just love the taste of a bulky, juicy burger, with cheese dripping down the side. Maybe you can’t imagine life without biting into the salty bliss of bacon. Maybe you even fantasize about that succulent steak fresh from the grill, covered in mushrooms and drizzled in butter.

 

But many all over the country are giving it up. According to the 2017 Top Trends in Prepared Foods report, published by research firm Global Data, there has been a 600 percent increase in Americans who have either stopped eating meat or become completely vegan since 2014. Why in the world would they give up the savory salaciousness?

Here Are 10 Good Reasons to Give Up Meat

Maybe you just love the taste of a bulky, juicy burger, with cheese dripping down the side. Maybe you can’t imagine life without biting into the salty bliss of bacon. Maybe you even fantasize about that succulent steak fresh from the grill, covered in mushrooms and drizzled in butter.

 

But many all over the country are giving it up. According to the 2017 Top Trends in Prepared Foods report, published by research firm Global Data, there has been a 600 percent increase in Americans who have either stopped eating meat or become completely vegan since 2014. Why in the world would they give up the savory salaciousness?

Here Are 10 Good Reasons to Give Up Meat

by

Devi

Dixit

1

MEAt IS THE 

cigarettes

of food

Meat is a carcinogen, a cancer causing agent.

 

It has high levels of saturated fat and can raise cholesterol. Red meat has been linked to heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Processed meat is filled with sodium that can raise blood pressure.

2

MEAt IS your uncle still living with your

grandmA

It just won’t leave.

 

Our bodies absorb the amino acids we eat, but meat takes longer for our bodies to burn off and digest. If you are trying to keep things clean and under control, you should be eating a lot more plants and fiber.

3

MEAt CAUES 

GLOBAL WARMING

More than half of global greenhouse gases are emissions caused by animal agriculture.

 

You can leave a smaller carbon footprint by eating local, whole foods. And diabetes. Processed meat is filled with sodium that can raise blood pressure.

4

MEAt IS FRANK

GALLAGHER

So dirty.

 

Meats are dyed to make it look like they come from healthier and clean animals. DYES. In reality ,meat is contaminated with feces and cancer causing agents. It is also usually injected with hormones, antibiotics and salt water. Hamburger meat is often washed with ammonia.

5

MEAt is 

kim

VEGGIES ARE 

kourtney 

A plant based diet has all of the nutrients you need.

 

Plants can supply protein, nutrients, fiber and vitamins -- all things you need in order to have a well-balanced diet and healthful life. Meat is fake and unnecessary.

6

MEAt IS GOING TO BED

WITH YOUR

MAKEUP ON

Instead of making you beautiful, it harms your body and damages your appearance.

 

The toxins it contains basically farts into your skin. Nasty, right? People have shared that their skin and bodies benefited greatly from switching to a plant-based diet.

7

MEAt causes 

droughts

One pound of beef uses 1,799 gallons of water. One pound of pork takes 576 gallons.

 

Conversely, the water footprint of soybeans is 216 gallons and corn is 108 gallons.”

8

MEAt IS A

Serial

 killer 

Vegans benefit animals, thereby protecting the ecosystem.

 

Believe it or not, animals actually want to live. They feel pain and fear death, just like humans. Killing them is immoral.

 

Meat brings death to animals. And humans.

9

MEAt MaKes you fat

A quicker way to lose weight is to cut out meat from your diet.

 

If you switch to a whole food, plant-based diet, you will see the pounds shed far faster than only working out. The obesity epidemic in America has been directly connected to meat consumption.

10

MEAt causes

culinary laziness 

Vegans are more creative cooks.

 

You will become more in tune with your kitchen, as well as your body and your environment, if you are forced to think outside of the meat box. Vegan options are not always available in public places. But cooking healthier meals at home is good for the soul.

 

It improves your mastery of ingredients and your overall talent in the kitchen.

© 2018 Naked Magazine. A student publication of Las Positas College

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