There are so many benefits to going vegetarian or cutting back on the meat, that I'm going to take the month to provide you compelling reasons to ditch the habit.
This week lets take a look at the effects on our health.
Research has shown:
- Vegetarians are 50 percent less likely to develop heart disease.
- Vegetarians have 40 percent of the cancer rate of meat-eaters.
- Meat-eaters are nine times more likely to be obese than vegans are.
- The consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy products has also been strongly linked to osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, asthma, and male impotence.
- Scientists have also found that vegetarians have stronger immune systems than their meat-eating friends; this means that they are less susceptible to everyday illnesses like the flu.
- Vegetarians and vegans live, on average, six to 10 years longer than meat-eaters.