Nordqvist, Christian. “What to know about eating Vegan.” Medical News Today. Brighton, UK. MediLexicon, Intl., 15 Nov. 2017.
According to Christian Nordqvist, a 2016 poll suggests that around 2.5 percent of people in the United States follow a vegan lifestyle. Why? Well as stated in the article, this healthy lifestyle can lead to numerous amounts of health benefits. For instance, a purely plant-based diet has been scientifically proven to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, not to mention lower the rate of heart disease and some forms of cancer. On the other hand, living a vegan lifestyle can also help the environment. How, you might ask? Well for example, meat production requires a vast amount of grain feed, which just happens to be a significant contributor to deforestation & habitat loss. With that being said, more and more species are at risk of becoming extinct due to the fact that they are losing their homes.
J Craig, Winston. “Health Effects of Vegan Diets.” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 89, Issue 5, 1 May 2009, Pages 1627S–1633S,
In this article, the author Winston J Craig, talks about how veganism effects the human body. From what he’s gathered, vegans often tend to be slimmer and find it quite easy to stay in physical shape when following the correct health guidelines. They have lower serum and blood cholesterol, and are less likely to risk coming in contact with cardiovascular disease. However, he also explained how studies showed that if the proper health guidelines are not fully met, then this particular lifestyle would eventually make you less healthy. For example, if one who is vegan does not intake the adequate amount of calcium or vitamin D, then he or she could be at risk of having low bone mass which could eventually lead to fractured bones. So as you can see, the vegan lifestyle can have negative effects on the human body as well, as he mentioned.
Hooley, D. ; Nobis, N. (2015) “A Moral Argument for Veganism/ Philosophy comes to Dinner: Arguments about the Ethics of Eating” The Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy: Animal Studies Repository. Pages 92 – 108 https://animalstudiesrepository.org/cgi/viewcontent .cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/;httpsredir=1;article=1005;context=acwp_aafhh
Here the authors explain why causing serious, if not fatal, harm to other species for food production is wrong. As stated in the article, this dispute over animal rights depends on an unquestionable moral truth that most beings already accept: it is wrong to cause fatal harm that is morally unjustified. Consider being a living organism that knows it is being sentenced to its death but cannot verbally express that it wants to live. It is wrong to cause harm to conscious, sentient beings and to think of them as dispensable. Nearly every day, there are reports of discoveries on how the minds, experiences, and interactions of animals are more advanced then we suspected. Therefore it is safe to say that they have feelings as well. Plus, with all the modern day vegan products coming up in the food industry, what sense does it still make to use animals as our major food resource when we’ve obviously come up with more sophisticated ways of nourishing or eating. This way of reasoning is not good for our health in many ways and is slowing down the evolution of mankind.
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