Vegetarianism vs. Meat Eating

This paper discusses the advantages of a vegetarian diet over a meat eating diet.

This paper explains that vegetarians do not eat meat, including that of fish and poultry; therefore, their diet consists mainly of grains, vegetables, and other food sources. The author points out that a diet that consists of meat causes the buildup of saturated fats, creates high levels of cholesterol to occur, and may result in high blood pressure, heart attack, or cancer; however, by eating a vegetarian diet, a person may prevent or lessen their chance of acquiring these health problems. The paper concludes that, while some may think this type of lifestyle is difficult to maintain, there are many recipes and options available to prevent dining boredom while living a healthy lifestyle.
“The vegetarian diet has gained popularity because of remarkable case reports of individuals who attributed recoveries from cancers with poor prognoses to macrobiotics and because of the substantial evidence that the many dietary factors recommended by macrobiotics are associated with decreased cancer risk. Women consuming macrobiotic diets have modestly lower circulating estrogen levels, suggesting a lower risk of breast cancer (Lawrence, 2001). None of the natural cancer prevention substances that have been discovered such as vitamin C, B-17, hydroquionenes, beta-carotene, and NDGA are found to be animal derived. Yet most meats, when cooked, produce an array of benzenes and other carcinogenic compounds. Cancer is infinitely easier to prevent than cure.”