“Eating ONE hamburger every day can increase the death rate by 1/3” – Graham Hill
Throughout my many awesome years of health blogging, not to mention my entire 24 years of lifelong vegetarianism; one of the most common questions I get asked is, “Brittany, why would you possibly bother being vegetarian?”
Here are my 3 answers to that question-
Did you know we raise 10 BILLION animals each year for meat? Out of those 10 billion- a majority of them are raised in factory farm conditions that we wouldn’t even consider for our own cats, dogs etc. If you’d like to learn more about this- Google these 3 words: “animal factory cruelty”. Spend ONE minute on Google images, and I guarantee you’ll give vegetarianism another thought.
Meat causes more emissions than all transportation combined. Cars, trains, planes, boats- you name it.
Beef production uses 100 times more water then most vegetables do.
Increase in Meat Consumption
We as a society are eating TWICE as much meat as we did in the 50’s. What used to be a small side dish, is now the main course.
With the traditional Western diet, the average American consumes about double the protein her or his body needs.
Additionally, the main source of protein comes from animal products which are high in fat and saturated fat.
Stand against animal cruelty, help the environment, allow your body to be healthier, and live a longer life; being vegetarian is AWESOME.