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The United States has the number one hospitals, doctors, research and access to prescriptions. When ranked for health among other countries we are not numeber one. We are not even in the top twenty. We have the highest rate of obesity than any other country. The leading causes of death in United States are heart disease, cancer and stroke. Instead of looking at health from theoutside in, we need to look at it from the inside out and see what we can do to live a healthier lifestyle.
The United States is the fattest country in the world. We have the highest rate of obesity. Along with that comes unhealthy people. Our top three causes of death are heart disease, cancer and stroke. Most of our disease and illness are self inflicted. If we want to live healthier liveswe need to do something now that ensures that happens. One way is to reduce our meat intake if not discontinue it all together. Meat centered diets are linked to many types of cancer, heart ailments, diabetes, obesity, gall bladder disease, hypertension and many other deadly diseases and disorders. If you are looking to prevent disease researchers surely won't tell you to eat more meat. Theywill tell you to eat more fruits, vegetables and grains.
The medical community tries to remedy health problems with medicine and surgery. People living in the United States might live long but that does not mean we are healthy. People are living longer because they are taking medication. The United States also has a high incidence of death arising from medical errors. If you add up all thedeaths that occur from medication errors, unnecessary surgery and adverse effects to medication, deaths from iatrogenic causes actually comes in third moving stroke to number four.
By following a vegetarian diet or at least cutting your meat intake this will reduce your risks to getting diseases and illness such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, osteoporsis and diabetes. Vegetarian diets are lowis saturated fats, high in fiber and rich in vitamins and nutrients. The vegetarian diet is more likely to meet the government recommendations for fat, carbohydrate and protein than a non-vegetarian diet. Vegetarians tend to consume less calories than meat eaters. Studies show that as long as a diet is balanced and nutritious people who consume fewer total daily calories live longer andhealthier lives.
Vegetarian diets not only make sense heakth wise, but also for the environment and animal welfare. Eighty percent of crops used to feed livestock could be used to feed people who are starving. About 7 billion farm animals die or are slaughtered each year for the production of flesh food. The United States uses more natural resources than any other country. Animal productionrequires a lot more water and fossil fuels. It takes 25 gallons of water to produce a pound of wheat whereas it takes 390 gallons to produce just one pound of beef. It takes less water to produce the food a meat eater needs for a month. 15 million pounds of antibiotics and hormones are used for animal production each year. These drugs end up in your meat and milk. There is hidden fat in the meat weeat that comes from the hormones injected into the animals.
Following a vegetarian diet is a natural way to live a healthy lifestyle without taking medication. It is the best way to feel and look great. Vegetarians have a lower incidence of cancer, especially colon, stomach, mouth, esophagus, lung, prostate, bladder, and breast cancer. This is probably due to the fiber in a plant based diet.Plant food is better for your heart. Vegetarians have a lower icidence of heart attack and stroke because plant food is low in cholesterol and saturated fat and high in fiber. Plant eaters also tend to have less diabetes and eye disease than meat eaters. When a person eats meat and dairy products it raises the acid level in the blood which causes calcium to be excreted from the bones....
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