Vegetarianism is bad
Everyone has their own preferences with food. Not everyone likes to eat the same food as others do. However, vegetarianism and non-vegetarianism are the two generalized branches of food. Vegetarianism could be one of the causes of death. From as long as I can remember, there have been futile arguments on whether one should be a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian. Being a vegetarian has its downsides and can negatively affect one’s health. If you want to stay healthy and live for a very long time, being vegetarian is not a healthy choice. The diet of a vegetarian, compared to a non-vegetarian, lacks in protein and many other vitamins that are essential for one to be called perfectly “fit.” Researchers say that meat is good for your skin, hair, and eyes. Also, vegetarian food is not easily accessible in all parts of the world. Being non vegetarian helps keep the animal population under control. Thus, people become non vegetarians, as it has beneficial impacts.
First of all, vegetarians lack essential nutrients in their diet. For instance, iron is one of the most important elements needed in one’s body. Those that have iron deficiency, tend to get tired very easily and feel dizzy or drowsy most of the time. Lack of iron can also cause diseases such as anaemia or extreme hair loss. The amount of vegetarians suffering from anaemia or iron deficiency is higher than that of non-vegetarians. On the other hand, non- vegetarians get all of their iron from their meat filled diet. Meat contains not only iron, but it also contains plenty of other nutrients such as, zinc, potassium, and selenium. This is the reason why meat eaters tend to be quicker and better at sports. Similarly, they are also able to focus more in class, because the diet they consume keeps them full, so they do not get hungry easily. Vegetarians, because of the nutrients they lack, tend to look very pale and weak compared to non-vegetarians. Their blood is very thin because it contains mostly water, since their diet lacks most of the necessary elements. Therefore, their immune system is not very strong and this causes them to fall sick very often. Meat also contains certain fats that can protect one against diseases, such as cancer. This is the reason, why in some parts of the world, the death rate of vegetarians is high. Vegetarians also lack all forms of vitamin B, which is very important in one’s body because it enhances the functioning of the nervous system and the liver. Meat contains all these nutrients, which gives the meat eaters lots of energy. For example, egg yolk is filled with protein and is very beneficial if eaten during winter time because it increases your body heat to protect against the cold. As a result, vegetarianism affects one’s health negatively due to the lack of nutrients in their diet. Vegetarian food not being accessible in several parts of the world is another concern in addition to the concern of vegetarian food lacking in nutrients.
Furthermore, vegetarian food is not easily available in all parts of the world. For example, if you go to Bangkok, “good” vegetarian food is hard to get. The best you can get is rice, unless you know how to cook. This is just one example, though there are many other places in the world where non-vegetarian food is easier to obtain than vegetarian food. This is because there are more recipes for non-vegetarian food and many different ways to cook each recipe. Non-vegetarian food is a full package deal that contains lots of proteins, vitamins, iron, and many other nutrients and provides you with tons of energy. If you are a non-vegetarian, then you have the advantage of trying all these things all over the world. However, if you are a vegetarian, you do not get to try all the delicious recipes that different people from different parts of the world come up with. Also, there are not as many vegetarian restaurants as there are non-vegetarian restaurants. The reason being is the same as the one stated previously; not as many good recipes to serve people with. These facts are proofs that show that non-vegetarianism is better than being a vegetarian. Non vegetarian food is easily accessible in most countries, as there are animals available in all countries. Therefore, people should become non vegetarians in order to experience a variety of foods that is available everywhere and not restricted to certain areas. Vegetarianism is also bad because it increases animal population, in addition to its diet lacking in nutrients and vegetarian food not being excessively available in certain countries.
Finally, another reason why people should be vegetarians is to keep the animal population in control. Animals repopulate at a much faster rate than humans do. Therefore, if we do not kill them and eat them, their population will increase to the point where they will begin to overpower humans. For instance, one of the facts known, is that there are as many chickens as there are people in this world. This is one of the reasons why chickens are eaten worldwide, unlike beef, which is not eaten in every country. Similarly, if everyone became a vegetarian, then there will not be enough food to support all of the world’s population because vegetables do not grow very fast, whereas animals reproduce very quickly. If all humans ate all the plants and vegetables, all the animals will die of hunger because herbivores will not have any plants to eat, so they will starve, which leaves no food for the carnivores to eat. Also, it will make the ecosystem unstable and create problems, such as wars occouring, because of survival issues. However, if everyone becomes non-vegetarian, then there will be more plants in the world, which will improve the environment. It is good for the environment because, plants let us breathe fresh air. Therefore, it is beneficial for the earth if every human becomes a non-vegetarian and leave the plants for the animals to chew on.
On the contrary, one of the biggest reasons why people choose to be vegetarians is because they think that killing animals is a dreadful sin. This is because they believe animals are living organisms and can feel pain just as much as humans can. Likewise, they believe that no one has the right to take anyone’s life and if killing humans is a crime, then killing animals is also a crime. Many strongly feel that life and death situations should be left for God to handle. I, however, believe that it’s just how the circle of life works and that it should not be disturbed because that will create many ecological problems, such as, not enough food for everyone. Also, in the bible, it is stated that animals are for humans to eat and help them survive and this can mean, that plants are for animals to eat. Also, in oppose to killing living things argument, plants are also living things, though vegetarians do not feel bad about killing them. Therefore, I feel that they should not feel bad about killing animals either because it is the same as killing plants. These are the reasons for why I strongly feel that the world will be a better place if everyone becomes a non-vegetarian.
To conclude, non-vegetarianism is better than vegetarianism because it has much more benefits. It consists of a healthier diet, since it contains plenty of nutrients. It is easily available all over the world, unlike vegetarian food. It keeps the ecological system running smoothly by keeping the animal population in control. All vegetarians should give up vegetarianism and switch to becoming a non-vegetarian if they want to live longer and if they want to see the world turn in to a better place. An increase in non vegetarianism would lead to the availability of more plants. This can benefit us because, it can help reduce global warming and we can have better air to breathe. Vegetarianism has many cons to it as compared to non-vegetarianism.