why do most people prefer meat?

Philippines
August 25, 2008 10:18am CST
fruits and vegetables are cheap and nutritious but still many people bought meat for a meal. i read a blog about fruits and vegetables that can be made to taste like meat, but on the other hand, meat can't be made to taste like vegetables. most people that eat meat are people from third world countries. some of the people in Africa are not just eating ordinary meat like from cows, goats, pigs and other common meat but they also eat the meat of bats, buffalo, giraffe, monkey and other animals from the forest.
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11 responses
@ShellyB (5242)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I know that I prefer meat because quite frankly I am used to it. I am not sure about you but where I like fruit and vegetables are not that cheap. I am trying to balance my diet and I am hoping to reduce our meat intake, we shall see how that goes.
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• Philippines
25 Aug 08
in third world countries, vegetables are much much cheaper than meat.
@ShellyB (5242)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Yeah, but I live in the USA and it seems the fresher the veggies are the more expensive they are, lol. I am not trying to be bitter but I spend more money when I buy more fruits and vegetables than when I try to have a balance. (and it is truth, there are sales when certain fruit is on season)
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@krkchn (160)
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
Its what most people are used to. My stomach tends to look for something more solid. I eat 3 times a day and a vegetable meal last my hunger up to about 2 hours only. I eat vegetables every other meal. You get a heavy feeling when eating meat and light when eating vegetables. Eating meat every meal makes you feel bloated, that's why i eat vegetables once in a while to detoxify the meat I've eaten. Eating meat is especially for those living in cold places because meat fat makes you warm. I don't know about most of you, but i feel to have more strength when eating meat than eating vegetables.
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@falassion (419)
• Brazil
26 Aug 08
I think that most people prefer meat 'cause it's the natural. No, I'm not saying that eating vegetables and so is something "weird".. I'm saying that there are more omnivore human beings than vegetarian ones.. If the world population of vegetarians were greater than the omnivore one, I'm sure that most people would prefer vegetables and, then, the natural would be being vegetarian. It's a pity, but the world is still "orientated" by the bigger groups, and as omnivore is the bigger one.. And, finally, no, I'm not saying that either omnivore neither vegetarian is right or wrong. I'm an omnivore, 'cause I eat meat, but I also do eat vegetables. But being a omnivore doesn't mean I'm wrong or right. Hope that it sounded cleared.. I swear I tried.. =x
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@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
I love meat. I don't like vegetables but I do love fruits. Why? Meat is tastier and has high protein which you need to build strong muscles. Vegetables are for your cells and other inner aspects. I love all kinds of meat except exotic.
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@urbandekay (18308)
26 Aug 08
Culture, well-being and protein. Meat is a compact source of protein, engenders a feeling of well being and is culturally valued. Chickens can be raised scrabbling about in a back yard with little or no effort. all the best urban
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• India
25 Aug 08
Every one does not eat meat. There are two types of meat to me it is red meat and white meat. Mostly I prefer meat that is chicken or Fish which I prepare myself. Apart from this we use to eat lot of vegetables and fruit. Preferably I prefer fiber rich veg.and fruit. I also help us maintain good health and good digestion system. How do you feel it please comment.
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
25 Aug 08
Hey because non veg has highest protein values ...it is consider as power diet...... NO fruit or vegetable has that much protein may be thats y Even I dont eat it . But hear this from most who eat it .... Thanks Ganesh
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@ari8388 (167)
• India
25 Aug 08
people prefer meat because it is healthy and good in taste
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@lemayan (188)
• Germany
12 Sep 08
my dear Myloter i come from africa and i have never eaten the above mentioned animals from the forest, i will have also have you know that a pig in africa is not a delicacy,most africans prefer eating goat meat which is rather tasty or beef or fish and chicken,and yes fruit and vegetables are sweet and cheap and healthy but dont we all know that? they who choose to eat meet is their choice and i dont think there is nothing wrong with that besides meat is tasty.
@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
hi jamesnogra! a lot of people prefer meat probably because meat taste better than vegetables and fruits. when i was still young, i hardly ate vegetables. i prefer chicken, egg, pork, beef and hotdogs. i didn't like veggies then because they don't taste good. i only started eating a lot of veggies when i reached college. i had to eat healthy stuffs so i can study well and veggies are cheaper than meat so i can save more money. ^__~ my nieces and nephews too who are still children hardly eat vegetables. its a pain because they need to eat veggies for proper nutrition. now i understand what my mother was going through when she was convincing me to eat veggies back then. ^__^;;
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
25 Aug 08
We eat lots of vegetables and can do without meat every meal. We do like lots of chicken, pork chops and hamburger meat (ground chuck or sirloin)for different kinds of dishes. Fruit isn't cheap around here and we don't get too much of it. We do eat lots of cantaloupe and tomatoes.