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ja2018
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Why people should eat less meat

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Started: 5/6/2018 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Spowns

Pro

Many people in the world that we live in eat a certain protein that we love to call meat. People eat meat raw, medium rare,and etc. Any food place around us contain multiple styles of certain meat. But does anyone understand that consuming too much of this product is unhealthy for the body? Well, it is. One reason as to why eating too much meat leads to an unhealthy body is that people will have an increased risk of death from heart disease if they consume the x amount of red meat. According to a research team led by Dr. FRank Hu of the Harvard's School of Public Health, out of approximately 37,000 men of a study from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study in 1986 and the 83,000 women from Nurse's Health Study in 1980, " Almost 24,000 participants died during the study, including about 5,900 from cardiovascular disease and about 5,900 from cancer. Those who consumed the highest levels of both unprocessed and processed red meat had the highest risk of all-cause of mortality, cancer mortality and cardiovascular disease mortality. Due to this, the mortality increases by 13%". But, if you replace red meat with different types of protein, the risk oh heart diseases will decrease. According to Dr. Frank Hu of the Harvard's School of Public Health, "Substituting one serving per day of other foods-like fish, poultry, nuts, legumes, low-fat dairy and whole grains-for red meat could lower the risk of mortality by 7 to 19%.The deaths could have been prevented if the participants consumed fewer than half a serving per day of red meat".
ja2018

Con

CON POSITION - PEOPLE SHOULD NOT EAT LESS MEAT.
The purpose of meat is for human consumption, as one's body is designated for eating meat - it is part of nature. Meat comes in different shapes and sizes, by which there are different cooking methods for meat and ways to consume it. As stated on January 15, 2018, by The Editors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, in an article titled, "Meat: Food, " states that "Meat is valued as a complete protein food containing all amino acids necessary for the human body" (Britannica, T.E., 2018). Thus, people should not eat less meat because it has essential ingredients - proteins, such as amino acids - needed for the functioning of the human body system. Therefore, people should not eat less meat as the consumption of meat is beneficial for the body. One reason why consumption of meat is healthy for a person is that it helps for muscular growth. As stated by Kadya Araki, who is a coach and nutritionist - bodybuilder, on April 9, 2018, in an article titled,"Why Human Need To Eat More Meat For Health," says that " Meat also contains vitamins and minerals that aid in muscle growth like zinc, which assists in muscle repair, and iron, which boosts energy levels and combats fatigue. Meat also contains creatine, a nitrogen-containing compound that improves protein synthesis and provides muscles with energy, encouraging muscle gain" (Araki 2018). This evidence shows some of many benefits meat consists of, such as that of aiding with muscle growth and healthy proteins, which proves how people can only benefit from consumption of meat. Hence, there should be no reason for one to decrease the amounts of meat consumed. Overall, people should not eat less meat due to reason that the myth about eating meat, that it is harmful nutrition and should not belong in a healthy diet, is a fallacy. One should not decrease the amount of meat consumed because they are depriving themselves of the nutritious, helpful, and healthy proteins meat is composed of, which help in muscular growth.

Britannica, T. E. (2018, January 15). Meat. Retrieved May 2, 2018, from https://www.britannica.com...

Araki, K. (2018, April 09). Why All Humans Need to Eat Meat for Health. Retrieved May 2, 2018, from https://breakingmuscle.com...
Debate Round No. 1
Spowns

Pro

Though my opponent states that meat contains vitamins and minerals that aid for muscle growth, my opponent fails to mention that red meat is in high risk of many complications like kidney failure. According to an article in July 2016 that was published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, "participants of a study that were in the highest 25 percent of red meat intake were found to have 40 percent increased of kidney failure, compared to those in the lowest 25 percent". The co- author recommends that people should intake more of a different protein rather than meat. According to the study co- author Dr. Woon-Puay Koh of the Duke-NUS Medical School on Singapore, "'Our findings suggest that these individuals can still maintain protein intake but consider switching to plant-based sources; however, if they still choose to eat meat, fish/shellfish and poultry are better alternatives to red meat"'. THis shows also that there are other products that contain protein, us humans do not always have to consume meat.
ja2018

Con

Even though my opponent stated that in her first claim that with meat people will have an increased risk of death from heart disease and in her second claim that meat has a high risk of kidney failure; these claims mentioned are just probabilities of risks that meat may cause. A risk as stated by Merriam- Webster, is just a situation, in this case, eating meat, that is associated with exposure to danger. Eating meat may expose one to danger but does not actually mean they ARE in danger. Thus, people should not eat less meat because meat contains beneficial proteins for the human body which aid in muscle growth. Not only that, but meat contains essential nutrients. As stated on November 19, 2010, by The Medical Daily on Healthy Living, they mention that meat is a good source that provides one with nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Vitamin D, and minerals like iron. These vitamins, such as vitamin B is essential to mental health, by which any insufficiency of this can cause "confusion, impaired senses, aggression, insomnia, weakness, dementia, and peripheral neuropathy" (Araki 2018). Thus, one should eat meat because it provides one with essential nutrients and proteins needed to live. As stated by Kadya Araki, who is a coach and nutritionist - bodybuilder, on April 9, 2018, in an article titled,"Why Human Need To Eat More Meat For Health," states that "Meat consumption is blamed for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity. But if you want to point fingers at the culprit behind these health issues, point at sugar. Blame the overconsumption of carbohydrates like grains and potatoes that break down into sugar in the body" (Araki 2018). Hence, if meat was to be considered deadly and harmful then why do so many people continue consuming it all over the world, it is because it actually benefits the body and is just part of human nature. Meat is needed to keep one functioning.

Merriam Webster. (2018, April 25). Risk. Retrieved May 6, 2018, from https://www.merriam-webster.com...

Araki, K. (2018, April 09). Why All Humans Need to Eat Meat for Health. Retrieved May 2, 2018, from https://breakingmuscle.com...

Reporter, S. (2010, November 19). 3 Benefits of Eating Meat. Retrieved May 6, 2018, from https://www.medicaldaily.com...
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