Does being a vegetarian really help????

India
August 16, 2009 10:41am CST
wats your take... do you really think being a avegetarian really help... when we daily read hazards of genetically altered food and danger of pesticides and harmful chemicals....on the other side we have animal food which are complete with nutrients but increases risk of the so called life style diseases.... to me i think being a mixed eater with more of non- veg is safer and yummy.... pls post your thoughts...
2 responses
• United States
16 Aug 09
I think most people are vegetarians because they can't bare eating meat that came from live animals. One of my friends became a vegetarian and lost some weight though he was already really thin. He's not healthier but he's happy he's helping the animals.
@maezee (31567)
• United States
16 Aug 09
Why do you call them "so-called" lifestyle diseases? Don't conditions like heart disease and diabetes actually exist to you? (Confused..) I think it's easier to eat healthier when you cut meat out of your diet; but that's my opinion - becuase I have been a vegetarian since I was 12 years old (I'm now 19 - so it's been 7 years). I feel A LOT more healthy than when I ate meat. By cutting out meat, I heard somewhere that your risk of developing heart disease is cut in half - which is pretty awesome if you ask me. But in general, I think it's just all about eating healthy and doing good for your body. You could do that being a meat-eater, a vegetarian, or a vegan.