Vegetarianism is the way of healthier life

Main reasons to adopt vegetarianism (French)

Main reasons to adopt vegetarianism (become vegetarian, vegan).  The 4 petals evoke the clover and the chance. The 4 texts evoke the wings of a mill which is running;  French language
Main reasons to adopt vegetarianism (become vegetarian, vegan). The 4 petals evoke the clover and the chance. The 4 texts evoke the wings of a mill which is running; French language | Source

What is Vegetarianism?


Vegetarianism is the way to healthy life. Modern medical sciences speak of vegetarianism as a way to healthier life. Several religions advocate for vegetarianism as a way of life. Large numbers of people follow vegetarianism because of their religious belief and some people also follow it for health reasons. However, it is an accepted fact that vegetarianism leads to a healthier life.

Vegetarianism means living only with vegetarian food. Vegetarian foods come from plants. some times, Food obtained from animals are also called vegetarian when it is obtained without killing or harming any animal. Milk is a typical example of vegetarian food obtained from an animal. However, eggs cannot be considered as vegetarian as eating eggs destroy potential of a life.

On the other hand, non-vegetarian foods are obtained from animals, normally by killing them. There is an inbuilt cruelty while eating non-vegetarian foods. Vegetarian foods, in general, are healthier than non vegetarian food. Vegetarian food keeps human being healthy for long time.

The Vegetarian Festival at Ahm (Chinese Temple) in Phuket

People gathering around Ahm from early morning to witness piercing ceremony and to participate in the parade afterwards in the Vegetarian Festival
People gathering around Ahm from early morning to witness piercing ceremony and to participate in the parade afterwards in the Vegetarian Festival | Source

Ellen Jaffe Jones, author of "Eat Vegan on $4 a Day," signing book

Ellen Jaffe Jones, author of Best-Selling "Eat Vegan on $4 a Day" signing books on Publisher's Book Tour at the Largest Food Festivals
Ellen Jaffe Jones, author of Best-Selling "Eat Vegan on $4 a Day" signing books on Publisher's Book Tour at the Largest Food Festivals | Source

Vegetarianism and mechanism of human body


Human body is created for vegetarian food. Human body does not have canine teeth unlike meat eating carnivorous animals likes of lion, tiger, leopard etc. We have very long intestine as cow, buffalo and other grass eating animals have. This clearly shows that the natural food for a human being is vegetarian food. This is the main reason of being vegetarian and be healthy.

We can easily survive and live only with vegetarian food. However, we can not survive only with non vegetarian food. Even the non vegetarian people used to eat lot of food grains, vegetables and fruits.

Consumption of whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits and vegetables as regular diet provides protection against chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. A plant-based diet is rich in phyto-chemicals etc. These types of foods have health-promoting factors.

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Non vegetarian diet enhances medical costs


Large numbers of scientific literature suggest that consuming whole grains, legumes, fruits , vegetables and nuts and avoiding meat and high-fat animal products benefit with lower blood cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. These also leads to less obesity and consequently lesser heart diseases, cardiac stroke, cancer, diabetes and mortality.

Regular exercise program enhances the health benefits. Frequent consumption of nuts, fruits and green salads lowers risk of overall mortality by 35-44 percent according to a study conducted on African-Americans.

Non-vegetarian lifestyle has significant health and medical cost. Hypertension, heart disease, obesity, cancer, gallstones, diabetes and food-borne illness have a higher prevalence among omnivores compared with vegetarians. Total medical costs in the United States attributable to meat consumption were estimated to be $30-60 billion a year. The cost is much more in global basis.

Michelle Obama, First Lady of the US has initiated a campaign in America for vegetarian food to make childhood healthy. It is worth noted that more than thirty percent of American children born in 21st century are at high risk of diabetes and obesity related diseases according to a report.

It is, therefore, advisable to adopt vegetarianism and avoid non-vegetarian food to be healthy and to cut the medical cost caused by non vegetarianism.

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Vegetarian communities - richest communities


Several religions are pro vegetarianism. Most of the religions teach us non violence. Vegetarianism is a major constituent of non violence. Jainism advocates strongly for vegetarianism. Jain community is a strictly vegetarian community till date. It is difficult to find a Jain who is non- vegetarian.

It is worth noted that the main business communities in India likes of Oswal, Agrawal, Shrimal and Maheshwari are mostly vegetarians. All these communities follow vegetarianism. They are also the richest communities in India. Relationship between vegetarianism and richness may be a subject of study and research.

Health is wealth and vegetarianism is healthy. Vegetarians normally abstain from drinks. It keeps mind cool and peaceful. All these have relations with good economic health. Probably these attributes of vegetarianism makes these communities rich and wealthy.

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JYOTI KOTHARI 17 months ago from Jaipur Author

Thanks Sonal for your comment.


sonal 17 months ago

yup....happy to be a vegeeess eater. :-}


Lindsay 4 years ago

I am so happy to be vegan!


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JYOTI KOTHARI 5 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi Jonathan,

I do not agree with you. While eating animals one consume much more natural resources thus helping global warming.


Jonathan Smith 5 years ago

Well , its also true that as a vegetarian you are also contributing to global warming by eating up all the green cover . Non vegetarians on the other hand help to keep these such green eating animals in check.


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CaroleGayle 5 years ago from Chicagoland

The was an excellent, well put together article. I went vegan a few months ago and have been quite happy with the new lifestyle.


Gurupad Bhat 5 years ago

Dear All, As I had posted a comment on the subject vegetarian food six months back, I am happy to give a link on the book as referred in my last comment.

Please give your comments.

Regards,

Gurupad


rhea 6 years ago

being a non-veg i support non-veg....!!!

u say non-veg diet causes diseases due to organisms that enter our body well evn veg diet eating ppl can hav diseases due to small germs dat can enter r body through wat u call is GOBI and CABBAGE...!!!

see...???

n for veg suppporterz....umm....u can say...jus bcoz god has given us canines doesn't mean that we hav to tear flesh of animals....meaning that just bcoz god has given us nails doesn't mean we go on scratching others..!!!

:)


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

We can never undermine the benefits of vegetables as we approach our senior years in life. Our body needs the vitamins and nutrients from natural foods most found from veggies. Voted for vegetarianism! Thank you.


soumyasrajan 6 years ago from Mumbai India and often in USA

Hi! Jyoti

I discovered your article only today. Nicely written article. I had also written some days back an article on why I am vegetarian.

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Why-I-am-a...

Lot of our ideas are very similar. In my aeticle I talk about a Jain painting. I wonder whether you can find a picture of that painting.


Shreya jain 6 years ago

ya..i agree with this topic.its not nice to kill animals and being sooo cruel


Shreya Jain 6 years ago

Obviously Vegetarianism is the way of healthy living

it is a way of non violene rather than killing animals just 4 your stupid and dirty taste


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JYOTI KOTHARI 6 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi Gurupada Bhat,

Nice to know that you are vegetarian. Thanks for commenting on this hub.

Christopheranton,

Thanks for commenting on this hub. However, those animals will not be extincted as nature will take care of those. It is better to be kind on those animals by not killing and eating them.

Be vegetarian!

Thanks,

Jyoti Kothari


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christopheranton 6 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

The only real problem with the idea of vegetarianism is what do you do with all the surplus domestic animals when they are no longer needed. If the world went vegetarian cattle, pigs, chickens, and most types of sheep would become extinct. They cant all be kept as pets, and there is not enough land on the planet to set aside as parks for redundant animals.


Gurupad Bhat 6 years ago

I really appreciate this, I being a pure vegetarian. I want to upload an article / book written by my guru Pandit D.S.Garud and edited by me for Local Kannada language. Scientific approach my music guru illustrated in the book is very much appealing. my email ID gurupadb@rediffmail.com, gurupadb@gmail.com


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JYOTI KOTHARI 6 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi Anil,

Thanks for your comment. I agree with you.

Jyoti Kothari


Anil 6 years ago

Vegetarianism is the only way of healthy life. Non vegetarianism leads to many diseases.

It is not healthy nor human. Human kinds are like animals when eating meat.

Thanks for your article. I rated up!

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