Today is World Vegetarian Day so I just had to write about why you should be a veggie!
Don’t worry if you haven’t managed to have a meat-free day today, why not try another day this week? World Vegetarian Week runs from the 1st – 7th October 2020.
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Did you know that ONE chicken breast takes over 542 litres of water? That can fill over 6 baths!
Less resistance to antibiotics
Due to the number of animals in a small space, they are given lots of antibiotics to fight infections. However, farmers have given animals too much which means that they are now becoming resistant to them. This means that it is reducing the effectiveness of antibiotics to people too.
Preserve irreplaceable ecosystems
85% of fisheries are overexploited. The rainforest loses a massive amount of trees, to give space for cattle ranches. Trees are a vital part of our ecosystems.
Reduce the expanding environmental pollution
Livestock farms emit more greenhouse gases than cars and trucks in the world combined. Furthermore, cows are one of the most significant contributors to climate change.
Animals are slaughtered every day! If that doesn’t make you stop eating meat then I don’t know what will…
Animals have feelings – just because they can’t talk doesn’t mean that they don’t have emotions.
Contribute to helping the world’s hunger issue
Growing grains and other crops to feed animals is a really inefficient way of making food. It’s much easier to eat corn/wheat from the plant instead of feeding it to an animal for you to then eat.
Farming animals requires SO much energy so you will also be conserving fossil fuels by going vegetarian.
There are multiple health advantages to go vegetarian.
The percentage of suffering from cardiovascular disease is much lower and you are 25% less likely to die from that disease.
Additionally, your risk of getting cancer is reduced. This is because animals are given hormones which can increase the likelihood of getting cancer.
Variety of foods
There are SO many meat alternatives, that in my opinion, taste much better than meat did.
I will never get fed up of Quorn – it tastes exactly like chicken nuggets, I honestly don’t think you would be able to tell the difference.
I also love Linda McCartney sausages, halloumi, eggs and lentils.
Fun fact – I first tried Linda McCartney sausages when I wasn’t a vegetarian and they were so nice that I never went back to pork sausages and they are part of the reason why I went full vegetarian 🙂
You won’t be missing anything by going vegetarian.
Some of the info I used was from EcoWatch
Best wishes, Cx