If it has legs, I’m not eating it. It wasn’t always this way, though. If you would have asked me to give up meat 10 years ago, I would have laughed in your face. I grew up in the Midwest; beef was the main course, with a side dish of starch. But, here I am, age 25, and healthier than I have ever been. I strongly believe that everyone should adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet. I think it’s best for you health and the environment. After watching way too many Netflix documentaries and doing some research, I have complied some facts about the negative health effects of eating meat.
According to The International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization, processed meat has been found as a carcinogen, something that causes cancer. Processed meats include, but are not limited to, bacon, sausage, ham, hot dogs and some deli meats. They have also found that red meat is a probable carcinogen, meaning that it probably causes cancer. Red meat includes beef, pork, lamb, and goat. If you want to learn more about the effects of meat on your health, you can look at The World Health Organization’s Website .
The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends that a majority of your foods come from plants like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes. “Health experts agree that putting mostly plant foods on your plate is the healthiest diet.” Learn more about how you can help cut the numbers of cancers in America by 1/3 by going to The AICR Website .