Pros and Cons of Becoming a VEGETARIAN



Millions of people currently subsist on a diet free of meat, and millions more do so on a diet completely free of any animal produce whatsoever. For some reason, what a person chooses (or rather in this case, chooses not) to eat is a weirdly contentious issue online. So we compiled a list of 5 pros and 5 cons of a vegetarian or vegan diet you you may want to consider if not eating meat is something that’s ever appealed to you.

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Cons
5. Vegetarian diets cost more (if you’re poor)
4. Vegetarian diets are worse healthwise (if you don’t do it properly)
3. Demand for exotic produce can be harmful to the environment, in specific circumstances
2. A vegetarian diet still harms tons of animals
1. Vegetarians are more likely to suffer from health problems
Pros
5. Vegetarian and vegans are often thinner
4. A (good) vegetarian diet is rich in lesser consumed vitamins and minerals
3. It can give you a better “Antioxidant status”
2. A vegetarian diet can improve your overall mood (in the short term)
1. A vegetarian diet might protect you from dying of a heart attack

Source/Further reading:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/29/kis-junk-food-dont-blame-parents
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Vegetarianhealth/Pages/Vegetarianhealthqanda.aspx
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160926-what-would-happen-if-the-world-suddenly-went-vegetarian
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=97836&page=1
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3917888/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15702597
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/89/5/1627S.full
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/tc/antioxidants-topic-overview
https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2891-11-9
http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/becoming-a-vegetarian
http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/static/photo/1x/Fresh-Vegetarian-Vegetables-Bowl-Green-Salad-82913.jpg
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http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/static/photo/1x/Tasty-Raw-Diet-Organic-Food-Veg-Vegetarian-1478548.jpg
http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/static/photo/1x/Mixed-Salad-Vegetable-Salad-Diet-Salad-Dish-844144.jpg
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http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/static/photo/1x/Brunette-Woman-Everyday-Life-Blond-Kitchen-Man-1979272.jpg
https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2016/09/20/14/02/harvest-1682559_960_720.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Harvest_Mouse_%28face%29.jpg/1280px-Harvest_Mouse_%28face%29.jpg
https://get.pxhere.com/photo/fruit-dish-meal-food-produce-vegetable-breakfast-healthy-dessert-eat-lunch-cuisine-delicious-nutrition-fruits-vitamins-brunch-flowering-plant-fruit-salad-tropical-fruits-sense-land-plant-567527.jpg
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