Have you ever thought about taking on the challenge of not eating meat or dairy products for any given length of time? It seems like quite the challenge, but around 7.3 million people around the US practice do so. Vegetarianism is a practice that is increasingly becoming more popular around the world every day. A central debate recently has been asking about whether or not this is a healthy life habit. Many sources have proved their points as to whether indeed is or is not.
The first article I have linked argues that vegetarianism is not beneficial in any way. The author argues that it make you feel weak due to the lack of nutrients meat holds. Also, a disadvantage is the fact that it can cause you to become unhealthy because of the nourished feeling one gets from eating meat.
The second article I found argues that vegetarianism is extremely healthy for you and will decrease the risk of developing obesity, heart disease, and even high blood pressure. Also, many toxins can be eliminated from the body with the elimination of meats in ones diet.
Finally, the third article I found leaned towards the more neutral side of the debate. It is a more FAQ style article and gives both pros and cons about choosing a vegetarian lifestyle. It answers questions such as where vegetarians get their vitamins and minerals, whether or not it is safe to be practiced by children, and how to start this lifestyle.
Overall, I think that being a vegetarian would be a healthier option in the grand scheme of it all. It would definitely be a hard step for some people but by eating food not filled with toxins, they are already making a healthier leap forward into better eating habits.
Listed below are the articles I used to support each point: