Personally, I am very much against the brutality of killing innocent animals for the sake of fulfillment of the desire of human beings; why on earth should we do so? Is not this an unethical act?
After all they too are, a part of the eco system! Many lovers of animal proteins might get infuriated by my logic but I love the way I am. In my opinion, nothing will benefit the human race and give them a healthy and worthy long life than switching to a vegetarian diet. By adopting a well-balanced and well-planned vegetarian diet, we actually contribute towards preservation of the ecology as well as our love for animals, in addition to enjoying the distinct advantages such as:
Guarding against various ailments:
Vegetarian diet serves to guard against ailments such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, malignancies, osteoporosis, kidney disease, forgetfulness, joint diseases, stones in the gallbladder etc.The reason being that the majority of diseases are diet-related, so when we try to get most of our calories from vegetables, fruits and grains, we consume more antioxidant- rich diet plus more fiber. Both these factors are beneficial for our bodies.
Maintenance of our body weight within normal limits:
A build up of strong bones:
A balanced vegetarian diet, will supply sufficient quantities of phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin D, all of which are essential for the body to absorb and use calcium
Going easy through menopause:
Since soy, dates, cherries, olives, garlic, plums, raspberries, and yams are a source of phytoestrogens—the plant–based chemical compound that copy the behavior of estrogens, so if these form a part of your diet, your pre-menopausal and menopausal years will be easy-going. Additionally, because menopause is associated with weight gain as well as a slow rate of metabolism, hence a high fiber vegetarian diet is the answer to all such problems related to menopause.
Provision of more energy:
Since too much fat in your bloodstream occlude the arteries, hence a balanced vegetarian diet, comprising whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables are so high in complex carbohydrates, that they supply the body with abundance of energizing fuel.
Regularity of bowel movements:
When we eat a lot of vegetables, we consume more fiber, which drives water out of the body, so we are free from constipation, hemorrhoids, fissures, diverticulitis etc
Decreased incidence of environmental contamination:
We the vegetarians could contribute to reduction of environmental adulteration, because the chemical and animal waste runoff from factory farms is responsible for pollution of rivers streams and the environment in general.
Diminution of famine from the world
The majority of all grains produced throughout the world are being fed to the animals, which are being raised for assassination. If the same amount were consumed directly by the individuals, there will be no more famine in the world.
The economization factor
Eating vegetables, grains and fruits instead of animal proteins will serve to economize our budget and save us lots of money.
Rainbow on your meal plate:
Carrots, oranges, mangoes, pumpkins etc are colorful due to carotenoids in them. Leafy vegetables are also dense in carotenoids but their green color is due to their chlorophyll content. Deep colored fruits and vegetables are so because of anthocyanins they contain.
The carotenoids as well as anthocyanins not only add color to our meal plate, but also help us in fighting diseases, by uplifting our immunity.
The mere switch from non-vegetarian to vegetarian diet, will add a couple of years to our life.
~ Written by Tabinda H