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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Few reasons why I am vegetarian

The Environment:

  1. Water conservation: It takes 3 to 15 times as much water to produce animal protein as it does to plant protein.
  2. Efficient use of grains: It takes up to 16 pounds of soya beans and grains to produce 1lb of beef.
  3. Soil conservation: When grains and legumes are used more efficiently, our precious topsoil is automatically made more efficient in its use.
  4. Conservation of Fossil fuel: It takes 78 calories of fossil fuel to produce 1 calorie of beef protein: 35 calories for 1 calorie of pork; 22 calories for 1 calorie of pultry: but just 1 calorie of fossil fuel for 1 calorie of soya beans.
  5. Saving our forests: By not supporting the meat industry, I directly reduce the demand to pillage the irreplaceable treasures of nature. Since the forest land 'filters" our air supply and contains botanical sources for new medicines, this destruction is irreversible.
  6. Aesthetics: Decaying animal parts, whether in a freezer case or served in restaurants, can never be an aesthetically pleasing to the senses as the same foods made from wholesome vegetable sources.
Personal Health:

7. No deficiencies: There is no nutrient necessary for optimal human functioning.
8. High fat plus cholesterols: Animal foods are higher in fat than most plant foods. Plants
do not contain cholesterol.
9. "Carb" deficient: Meat is deficient in carbohydrates.
10. Vitamin deficient: Except for the B complex, meat is largely deficient in vitamins.
11. Agricultural chemicals: Being higher on the food chain, animal food contains far higher concentrations of of agricultural chemical than plant foods.
12. Exposures to livestock drugs: There are over 2000 different drugs, including steroids, antibiotics, growth harmones and other veterinary drugs that are given to livestock
13. Pathogenic microorganisms: There are a host of bacteria and viruses, some quite dangerous, that are common to animals.
14. Worms and other parasites: There are host of worms and parasites, some quite dangerous, that are common to animals.
15. Shelf life differential: Plant foods last longer than animal foods
16. Organoleptic indications of Pathogens: Plant foods give tell-tale signs of going bad.
17. Heart disease: Meat eating increases the risk of heart disease, country's number one killer.
18. Cancer prevention: Of all the natural cancer prevention substances found: Vitamin C, B17, hydroquinone, beta carotene, NDGA - none has been found to be animal deerived.
19. Disease inducing: The correlation between meat consumption and a wide range of degenerative diseases is well founded and includes......
20. Osteoporosis
21. Kidney stones and Gallstones
22. Diabetes
23. Multiple Sclerosis
24. Arthritis
25. Gum diseases
26. Acne: Aggravated by animal food
27. Obesity: Studies confirm that vegetarians tend to be thinner than meat eaters.
28. Intestinal Toxemia: Animal products putrefy the colon.
29. Transit time: Wholesome food travels quickly through the "G 1" tract, leaving this time to spoil and incite disease within the body
30. Fiber deficient: Fiber absorbs unwanted, excess fats, cleans the intestine; provides bulk and aids in peristalsia. Plant food is high in fiber content.
31.Body wastes: Food from animals contain their waste, including adrenaline, uric and lactic acid etc.
32. Excess protein: The average american eats 400% of the RDA for protein. This causes excess nitrogen in the blood that creates a host of long term health problems.
33. Longevity: To increase ones risk of getting degenerative diseases means decreasing ones chance to live a naturally long healthy life.
34. Well being: will feel better after "giving up" meat and becoming vegetarian

Personal Finance

35. Health care costs: Being healthier on a vegetarian diet means spending less on health care.
36. Foods costs. Vegetarian foods tend to cost less than meat based items

37. Love of animals: I love animals as I love myself. I have no desire to kill them or cause them harm.
38. Stance against factory farming: I cannot make a statement against factory farming if I myself eat animals.
39. Respect for sentient life: I show gratitude to our creators.
40 Economic vote: I show support to the meat industry and the way they operate when I purchase and use their products.
41. Small sacrifice: The sacrifice I make is nothing compared to the animals, their life.
42. Natural diet: Our hands, teath, feet, intestinal tract....even our body chemistry is that of an herbivore.

Can readers help me to make it half century?

20.06.10 7.00 P.M
I collected these details from various sources, mainly from certain Jain organsations. Mr Bhaskaran Sivaraman has sent me a link of one Pamela Rice with 101 reasons. If you are interested, please click this link 
and read it

Blogger Prakash said...
Great Information! Me too in ur group :)
June 19, 2010 10:40 PM
Blogger BHASKARAN said...
I was given to understand Hitlor was a vegetarian - who literally ruled the world. 101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian by Pamela Rice - The site has wonderful reasons Certainly I am vegetarian and I campaign for this.
June 20, 2010 5:05 PM
Blogger Varadarajan.R said...
consuming meat also increases carbon emission
June 24, 2010 6:23 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Ethics, ethics, ethics. How we treat the most defenseless beings says a lot about us. O.M.
September 23, 2010 2:34 AM
Blogger thinkofthedevil said...
Eat to Live but not live to eat. Basically we have no right to kill other creatures just for your pleasure of taste or something. They too have a beautiful life. They too want to live. Can u cut your finger? Only one out of your ten? Then how can u cut their throat? Eat to live, but not other's lifes. Be vegetarian.
February 27, 2011 9:57 PM
Blogger ambrosia said...
Great post about the reasons for being vegetarian! To respond to one comment here, Hitler was not vegetarian. This was a facade to mislead the public opinion about him. In fact he was responsible for curtailing vegetarian publications in Germany during his years in power. Please read this article by historian Rynn Berry here:
April 7, 2011 2:16 AM
Blogger Harisankar said...
Non vegetarians have been around from the time of the vedas. The society was divided even then and also some tensions too on veggies and non veggies. In the rig veda there is a prayer to Indra/a god which says 'death to the devourers'. scary na?
May 14, 2011 3:23 PM