Vegan Diet is better than the omnivore diet.
I will be arguing on the PRO side of the argument that the vegan diet is better then the omnivore diet. It will be a quick one round debate. Please no Trolling. The grounds are that it is better for your health, the earth, and for humanity. As far as your health goes more and more people are switching to the vegan lifestyle. People are finding that they have increase energy and younger looking skin. With the right diet of plants you can acquire the right amount of protein, iron, calcium and other essential vitamins and minerals. The nutrients tend to be low in saturated fat, high in fiber and packed with antioxidants, which in some cases lessens the chances of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Secondly the Production of meat places a heavy burden on the environment. The feeding of the animals and the transportation of the product is a hefty impact on the environment. Also the carbon footprint is increased because of the methane flatulence from cattle farming. For humanity veganism is the sustainable option when it comes to our planet. Plant-based diets require only a third of the land needed to produce dairy and meat letting us use other resources for food.
I will accept your argument on the CON side meaning my stance is meat is as good if not better for your health, for the earth, and for humanity then the vegan diet. Meat contains high amounts of protein. Protein is essential for the function of muscles and bones. The consumption of animal protein is associated with increased muscle mass, meaning people who eat a meat diet tend to have more muscle then a vegan diet. Studies show that consumption of protein is beneficial to increased bone density meaning with old age as your bones get weaker animal protein will help conserve bone mass. Meat is also nutritious; 3.5 ounces of raw ground beef contains large amounts of B12, Creatine, Carnosine, and DHA and EPA; these nutrients can not be found in vegetables. B12 is important because it cannot be found in plants, studies looked at vegans who don’t get B12 in their normal diet and 92% of them were deficient. Creatine reserves energy for the brain and for muscle movement, people who are deficient have reduced physical and mental performance. Carnosine is a powerful anti-oxidant which provides protection against many degenerative processes. DHA and EPA refer to Omega-3. It is easier than having to have specific plant based diet to just eat meat to acquire your nutrients. Meat eating is good for the environment because the raising of cattle if grass fed is good for the health of the soil and the grass. The eating of the grass stimulates vegetative growth. Also the trampling of hoofs and digestive tracts promote seed germination and nutrient recycling. There have been claims that the farts of the cattle is one of the leading causes to Green house gases. According to the Environmental Protection Agency in 2010; all of the U.S. agriculture accounts for 8% of green house emissions. The majority of the emissions are from crop farming because of the crop and soil management. Union concerned scientists reported that only about 2% of the green house gasses are connected to cattle farming. (http://www.wsj.com...)
Finally meat is good for humanity. If you look at our history we are omnivores we eat meat and plants. It is in biological adaption to be able to eat meat and plants while taking in the nutrients. Humans have much shorter digestive systems than herbivores meaning we don’t have adapted organs to digest cellulose. This means we are not able digest the main fiber in plants. Humans also have canine teeth, thumbs, and a brain, which shows that we are evolutionarily supposed to eat meat because all three of those factors make us hunters. In conclusion eating meat is more convenient and easier then trying to get all vital nutrients from just vegetables and vitamins.