Omivorous diet vs Vegan Diet
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The Human body does not require animal product to be healthy, despite being omnivores, we are actually better suited to eat a vegan diet. I have no need to bring morale into this debate. Prepare for a spanking.
Your original contention was Humans needed animal meat to be healthy and productive. But does the Human body NEED animal meat? the Answer is a resounding no, there is nothing the human body needs to be healthy that plants cant provide.
I first refer you to this article about our Evolutionary development where meat is concerned.
Next I bring in the University of Oxford to attest to the Benefits fo a Vegitarian diet.
The Australian government seems to recognize something is going on here as well :
There is no such thign a a special protein that you can only get from meat thats preffered over protain from nuts and berries.
Pointing out the simulaties we have biologically with one group or another is pointless. The Human body has no special need of meat.
Essential acids, proteins, and nutrients are easier to obtain by eating meat, as it contains most of that stuff. It's also cheaper to eat meat than to use supplements to fill in the blanks an all vegan diet produces. For example, you'd need pills for b12, various amino acids, Omegas 3 and 6(that's a big grocery bill). Not to mention, carnosine CANNOT be found in ANY plant. If you haven't heard of it, it helps fight off degenerative diseases, like Alzheimer's
There's also the damage large scale crop farming creates. Top soil runs out of nutrients very quickly when various veggies and fruits are in high demand.
http://www.webmd.com... (Quote) "omega-3 fatty acid, is found in plant sources such as nuts and seeds. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function, but also they deliver some big health benefits."
"Omega 3 fatty acids are harder to come by than omega 6 fatty acids. Omega 3 is a form of polyunsaturated fat, and contains 3 different acids: EPA, DHA and ALA. All three of these acids can be found in plant foods, however the easiest to acquire is ALA, which is the omega 3 acid found in flax seed, hemp seed, chia seed, and also, although in smaller amounts, in walnuts and green leafy vegetables
Read more at http://www.vegkitchen.com...;
So I think we can debunk the claim that supplements are required, As for the grocery bill argument.
Have you seen he price of meat lately? If you do your own grocery shopping you know the price of meat has increased pretty significantly.
Lastly you brought up issues with the top soil. This argument actually under lines why a Vegetarian/Vegan diet is beneficial to society. Meats takes HUGE amounts of energy to grow... I mean HUGE. Beef is considered one of the single most wasteful products we commercially produce. http://www.globalissues.org...
Quote : " More than one third of the world’s grain harvest is used to feed livestock."
In a time of global climate change impacting our world food producers... we waste huge amounts of energy on meat. From a purely logistical stand point meat production is wholly indefensible. The Amount of fuel consumed, the crops used to feed the animals to be killed... all of it is hugely wasteful.
So inclusion: There is no such thing as a Special protein that only meat can provide, nor is there a essential fatty acid that plants cant provide. At the end of it, the sheer amounts of waste produced in commercial meat production are entirely indefensible and a significant contributor to emissions. The Human body does not require meat, and there has been no conclusive evidence provided to support that it does. A Vegetarian diet is moth More Practical, more morale and healthier in the long run than is a diet that includes regular consumption of meat.
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Vote Placed by dwmiller 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Great Debate! I do not believe however that Pro has proved his point that meat is 100% needed in order to live a healthy lifestyle. Debate goes to Con.
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