It has been a year since I ate meat, and I can hardly believe it, but I did it! Here are some of my reasons for completely eliminating meat from my diet. For more medical explanation about this topic, I would recommend the documentary Forks over Knives.
1) Better health
Meat is the largest source of saturated fats in our diets. Eliminating meat from your diet will therefore reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and even cancer!
2) Go green Go clean
More veggies = clean body. Both on the inside and the out. Eliminating meat from your diet leaves more room for fruits and veggies, which are good for your health. I noticed how happy I became when I changed my diet. I felt more energetic and my mood changed.
3) Good conscience
It is only when I stopped eating meat that I really started to value animal life. I stopped using makeup and products tested on animals, after watching Earthlings. I felt guilty for all the times I ignorantly supported animal cruelty. “For as long as men massacre animals,they will kill each other.” – Pythagoras.
This has truly been an educational journey for me. I have learned a lot about myself, I have learned to value animal life, I have become more heathy and more happy!