By Nexus
Sep 30, 2019

Vegan VS Meat-eater

This VS That

Vegan
Please put down that damn greasy Big Mac and just hear me out. Being vegan is way better than being a meat-eater; not only are the health benefits amazing, but the benefits to our environment makes being vegan even more so worthwhile, and let’s not forget that the food can be pretty damn tasty, too. The vast amount of hate that vegans face is predominantly based on the fact that society has been brainwashed into thinking that meat is needed in our diet to maintain a healthy lifestyle, though this isn’t the case at all. Vegans - when they do it right, that is - have significantly lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes. But this doesn’t really mean much, because we’re here for a good time not a long time, right? Well, we might be, but our planet isn’t. We need to stop being so selfish and start thinking beyond ourselves; instead we need to be thinking of the impacts and effects on Mother Nature. Cutting animal products out of our diets can do a world of good for our environment; converting to a vegan diet causes less demand for meat, therefore lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Also, the carbon footprint of a vegan diet is around half that of a meat-eater’s diet. Both of these outcomes would help the environment immensely. We are facing a total environmental crisis, and veganism can be one of many factors that helps to change the earth’s current course of events, while also providing a healthy and delicious dietary change. So stop buying bacon and eggs for your dusty Sunday morn and start making smashed avo toast and smoothie bowls instead - let’s save our fucking planet, people!

Meat-eater
Hoooooonestly how fucking good is a steak? I don’t think you can beat a good eye fillet. I like my greens and all, don’t get me wrong, but they just don’t do it for me aye. I’m a fiend for all of it though. It’s full of protein, vitamins and important minerals. Have I ever told you about my little friend Vitamin B12? Probably not, but you can only get it from animal meat. It’s important for the body in many ways, it’s healthy for your red blood cells and a lack of it may be damaging for your nervous system. The proteins in meat contain all of the amino acids essential for health. Do you go to the gym and get those gains? Well, seeing as I’ve already touched on why meat will help you get gains, I can tell you they will help you keep them. Studies have shown that meat consumption will help offset muscle loss - how good is that? Also, support your farmers by buying meat! They’re damn good people who need to make a living too. Whether you buy milk or meat you will be giving them those important pennies that help them tick and feed their families. They are the backbone of our nation, so it’d be bloody rude not to head down to your local supo and grab a beautiful, juicy scotch fillet and chuck it on the barbie with all the lads.

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