Nature equipped the human body with blunt teeth and round jaws. We cannot see very well in the dark and are not able to catch animals with our bare hands. No one enjoys the smell of rotten meat and our body cannot handle meat well: it is easily transformed into fat, with an increased chance of clogged arteries and heart attacks. The human body is made to digest fruit and vegetables. Eating meat has been going on for centuries but it is a purely cultural phenomenon. It is not necessary for good health.
With Improve4all I contribute to a more sustainable world every day. In my private life I continuously look for sustainable innovation because I believe that individual responsibility counts. You cannot simply pass judgment and then remain on the side-lines. If you want to make the world a better place then you need to take action. So I decided to say farewell to eating meat and fish. I recently became a vegetarian. It feels good.
In 2013, research showed that the percentage of vegetarians in the United States swings between 4 and 7%. In Europe the number is between 2 and 10%, and differs per country. By contrast, in India no less than 31% of the population was vegetarian in 2013. In short, the vegetarian population varies significantly. That also applies to the arguments about why people become vegetarian. There are roughly five reasons:
Everything starts with awareness: ask yourself how important meat or fish is to you. Eat no meat for one day, just to see how it feels. If you do this on a regular basis, you will discover that eliminating meat is not that difficult. There are plenty of healthy alternatives and recipes. Curious? Coming soon: 7 tasty tips for vegetarian freedom.
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