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June 25, 2021

5 Reasons we Should all be Plant-Eaters Already.

 

 

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I know that you are fed up with these kinds of articles to a point where you start to read them diagonally when you’re bored.

Fortunately, this article will come to you as a mid-summer breeze since it’s shorter and straight to the point.

Buckle up, peeps. It’s going to be pretty fast.

Here are some of the most important reasons why you should consider becoming vegan:

1. It’s convenient.

Humans have evolved to a point where they are no longer living in harsh environments where food is scarce and where they don’t have anything to store the excess food in. We have refrigerators now, and you can order takeout with just a few taps on your phone.

So, each time you order a plant-based burger, you’re saving a poor animal’s life.

2. It’s way better for you.

Have you ever heard of a tomato or radish causing a lethal virus that put the lives of people in danger? I don’t believe so. The high consumption of meat and dead flesh is the number one source of maladies.

Oh, and no lettuce is responsible for colon cancer or a heart attack due to its stored fat.

3. It’s fulfilling for your body without having the feeling of discomfort after eating a heavy meal.

No matter what you eat—this is coming from a person who is overweight and who enjoys eating fast food—and no matter how “greasy” the food is, you will have the satisfaction of filling your heart’s and stomach’s desires without suffering from tiredness, sleepiness, and uneasiness that you get after eating dead animals.

4. If you care for the environment—and you should—this lifestyle is waiting for you.

Vegan food will reduce the cost of pretty much everything:

>> Raising animals for food uses 45 percent of the Earth’s total land.
>> 6,500 sqm of rainforest is cleared every second. Yes, every second.
>> 55 percent of water consumed in the United States and more than 40 percent globally is for animal agriculture.
>> Livestock produces 53,000 kgs of waste per second. That’s a lot of poop.
>> Animal agriculture is responsible for 51 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Yes, climate change is real, folks.

So, to sum things up, each day, a person who eats a vegan diet saves 4,000 liters of water, 21 kgs of grain, 3 sqm of forests, 9 kilograms of CO2 emissions, and the life of one animal.

5. It’s the correct decision.

You have the right to eat whatever you want; I’m not trying to take away your civil rights. You are free to consume the dead flesh and skin of animals, to feel powerful when you’re holding your rifle and pointing it straight to the head of that poor creature, free to be careless about your own health and the well-being and right growth of your children, free to force your heart pump blood to your arteries that are clogged with all the grease you’re building inside of you, free to choose to fill your body with pills and treat your too-many-to-count sicknesses because of your eating lifestyle.

But, is this how you want to spend the rest of your life? Having to catch your breath with every set of stairs you take, if you are able to take it? Is eating broccoli every now and then so scary for you that you keep stuffing your face with deceased creatures?

Each day, you can make a choice.

Either you want to maintain your status-quo with all the negative outcomes that you are bound to have one day or the other, or you can be a human being, a passionate person who sees herself/himself as a part of nature, not its ruler, and change your lifestyle and start eating more greens and vegetables.

I, myself, was once before, just like you, having debates with other people about the humane way for killing animals just to be able to eat something meaty with a good flavor. That was until I did my research.

I watched many documentaries, read multiple articles on the web, and followed the journey of people who were like me. Then, I decided to quit imposing pain on other creatures and became determined to live a sustainable lifestyle.

For the record, animals do feel pain, and they have feelings as much as you do. Plants don’t. The key to good food is spices. So, let’s end this silly argument once and for all. After gaining all this knowledge, it took me one small second to make up my mind, and I became a vegan and never looked back once.

On August 1st, 2021, I’ll be celebrating my fourth year of being a plant-eater.

Stop making excuses for yourself.

Stop being afraid of change.

Take that small step toward shifting your eating regime. Because, and believe me when I say this, it has an enormous effect on you, your mental health, and the planet.

 

References:

Livestock and Climate Change
Causes of Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon
Irrigation and Water Use
A Global Review of Water Pollution from Agriculture
Animal Manure Management

 

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