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Spacerock12
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Skull_Mug
Con (against)

Being Vegetarian is the healthiest way to live.

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Started: 1/31/2017 Category: Health
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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Spacerock12

Pro

Most vegetarians fall into the lacto-ovo category: They eat only non-animal products (fruits, veggies, grains, nuts, soy, etc.), but do eat animal byproducts, such as yogurt and eggs. In terms of nutritional requirements, being a lacto-ovo vegetarian isn"t all that different from being a meat-eater. But it provides all the nutrients without killing animals.

That said, following a vegetarian diet "can be nutritionally superior to any other way of eating. It can be one of the healthiest ways to eat, because we know plant foods are loaded with nutrients to protect our health

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, an evidence-based review showed that a vegetarian diet is associated with a lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease. Vegetarians appear to have lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes than meat eaters. Vegetarians also tend to have a lower body mass index, lower overall cancer rates and lower risk of chronic disease.
Skull_Mug

Con

Sure, being vegetarian is the healthiest way to live, but it isn't healthy for the environment. If we all stopped eating animals or animal products, Animals would overpopulate and destroy the ecosystem. If that happens then we would have to kill mindlessly.
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