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People should stop eating meat

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Started: 8/31/2014 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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I am going argue against the motion that people should stop eating meat.

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Thank you khizr (con) for the challenge!
I will argue on "why people should stop eating meat"

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Debate Round No. 1


There are a lot of benefits of meat, but here i will be mentioning some of them.

1 ) Human beings by evolution are designed to eat meat.

a) That is the reason we have canines.
b) Humans have much shorter digestive systems than herbivores and don"t have the specialized organs to digest cellulose, the main fiber in plants.

2) Meat is Incredibly Nutritious

a)A 100 gram portion (3.5 ounces) of raw ground beef contains large amounts of Vitamin B12, B3 (Niacin), B6, Iron, Zinc, Selenium and plenty of other vitamins and minerals
b)DHA and EPA are the active forms of Omega-3 in the human body and found primarily in animal foods. The body is inefficient at converting ALA (the plant form of Omega-3) to the active forms.

3) Meat Contains High Quality Protein, Which is Crucial For The Function of Muscles and Bones

a) Not surprisingly, consumption of animal protein is associated with increased muscle mass and people who eat an omnivorous diet have more muscle than people eating a vegetarian diet.
b) If you want to prevent osteoporosis and fractures in old age, then animal protein should be a regular part of your diet.

4) Meat is calorie dense

a) Vegetables lack calories, example
Spinach contains only 23 calories per 100 grams
broccoli contains 34 calories per 100 grams etc
Even if we are to assume an average of 30 calories per 100 grams in vegetables
An average person who requires 2000 calories per day will have to eat around 7 kg of vegetables.

Of course vegetable are not bad, but when combined with meat they serve us best.

Some people argue that killing animal is cruel and inhuman.

Well that is how it works, you kill to survive, this is how nature works.
Remember that even tress and plants are living things.
When we take fruits such as apple, we are killing a chance at life.
The fruit is just a soft casing for all of these seeds. This gets really heavy when it's ripe and would fall to the ground, rotting away, allowing the seeds to grow right underneath the parent plant.
What do we do, eat the outer casing and throw away the seeds in garbage.

Another benefit of eating meat is that, when we eat animals like goat, sheep, beef, we are indirectly consuming grass.
At the same time we are helping to control the animals population, animals such as goats reproduce very quickly, if people were to stop eating them, these large number of goats would die due to lack of sufficient food to feed their growing populations. And there will be an increase in number of people dying due to lack of food. Since the demand for veg would increase drastically and the prices would shoot up.

And yes consuming large quantities of meat will cause you to get fat and leads to whole lot of problems.
3 to 4 serving of meat per week is best.
Balanced diet is the key to healthy life, not a vigorous veg diet.



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Debate Round No. 2


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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Alduin 3 years ago
No way am I eating a salad over a rack of ribs
Posted by Vajrasattva-LeRoy 3 years ago
No arguments either way?

Here's some information:
The human body is designed to be omnivorous, to eat, basically, anything.
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