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Vegetarianism Makes the Body Healthy
Elizabeth Jay

DECEMBER 23, 2012

Benjamin Franklin was a vegetarian; he lived to be eighty when the average life span was fifty or sixty. Vegetarianism is a healthy lifestyle for many people in the world today. While some people who just cut meat out the diet and don't substitute other forms of protein can become very unhealthy. Adding a better form of healthy protein to one’s diet is scientifically proven to improve health. About seventy percent of all dieses including some cancers are related to diet. Becoming a vegetarian can help to treat some dieses like cardiovascular dieses and even multiple sclerosis. Animal products can slow down the immune system; animal fats can lead to clogged arteries and excessive meat in a diet takes away necessary energy. Livestock today can be treated very inhumane and almost tortured; animals are also injected with growth hormones, antibiotics and even steroids. By cutting meat out of the diet then those chemicals are not ingested into the body. Vegetarianism is a healthy way to improve one’s health, with the ability to improve dieses and keep unhealthy pesticides out of your body. There are many different types of vegetarianism, the first is Vegan. Vegans don’t eat anything made by animals, not only do they not eat meat, they don’t eat milk, cheese or eggs, either Lacto-vegetarians don’t eat meat as well; however, they include milk into their diet. Including milk and eggs into the diet is called, Lacto-ovo-vegetarians. Pesco-vegetarins include fish in their diet and Polio-vegetarians eat poultry as well. Living a vegetarian life has many advantages; eating meat has been proven to be worse for the body than eating alternative forms of protein. Most people, who eat meat, eat twice as much protein than the body really needs.…...

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