Stop Eating Meat to Enjoy these Benefits

by Daniel / May 18, 2017 / 0 comments

Data shows that the average American consumes just over 200 pounds of meat annually. More shocking data shows that 15 percent of the total food in the world is processed in the US despite the country only having 5 percent of the world’s total population. This amounts to 10 billion animals every year. This data is enough to make you cut your consumption of animal products.

The following are health benefits of going meat free:

Longer life

A study from Harvard Medical School shows that those who stop eating red meat extend their life by around 20 percent. Eating red meat raises your risk of death by 13 percent.

Cardiovascular Health

It is a fact that eating too much red meat increases your chances of developing strokes and heart ailments. Gut bacteria comes together with carnitine found in meat to produce Trimethylamine-N-Oxide that hardens the arteries. According to the Cleveland Clinic, two servings of red meat a day increase the chances of heart disease by 30 percent.

Help the Environment

Waste from meat processing factories is very hard to clean. This waste finds its way to the water supply and this increases water pollution. Vast tracts of land are cleared to build these production farms and this decimate the tree cover.

Save Money

High quality meats that are produced in a humanely manner don’t come cheap. If you don’t want conventional meat and you’re low on cash, skip meat all together and you will save some money.

Weight Maintenance

Eating processed meat, poultry meat or red meat can lead to massive weight gain. 250 grams of meat can cause 5 pound weight gain. This number rises if the meat has high amounts of fat.

Reducing meat consumption has immense benefits for your health and environment.