6 Reasons Why You Should Become a Vegetarian

  1. Animal foods are high in sodium, which causes the blood to retain water. They also cause plaque to build up in the arteries.
  2. Meat is wasteful. It takes 3.25 acres to supply one meat eater for a year. It only requires one sixth of an acre to feed a vegetarian for a year.
  3. Each leg of lamb, each chicken breast was cut off of a living creature that was sacrificed for your plate. Love animals, don’t eat them.
  4. A low-fat vegetarian diet is the single most effective way to stop the progression of coronary artery disease or prevent it entirely.
  5. If you switch from the standard American diet to a vegetarian diet, you can add about 13 healthy years to your life, says Michael F. Roizen, MD, author of The RealAge Diet: Make Yourself Younger with What You Eat.
  6. Foods rich in protein such as meat, poultry, fish and seafood are frequently involved in food-borne illness outbreaks. Have you ever heard of food poisoning from an apple?