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Health-Conscious Series #1: Vegan Diet - Why should we start being a Vegetarian

Updated on September 24, 2011
An organic produce from Travel Man's Garden (Photo by Travel Man, April 20, 2011)
An organic produce from Travel Man's Garden (Photo by Travel Man, April 20, 2011)

An alarming reality

Eating meat these days (including chicken, pork, beef, fish,etc.) means eating carcasses of abused animals that often refused to be killed.

Animals that are nurtured to be used as food and its products from milk and eggs have been used to abuse and uncomfortable domicile. Most of the animals endure the discomfort to stand and sleep on their urine & feces (mostly pigs).

The World is a Tomato (Photo by Travel Man)
The World is a Tomato (Photo by Travel Man)

The truth revealed!

In the Philippines alone , more than 750 million animals (pig, cows, sheeps, chicken) are butchered in factory farms each year. You multiply this with the number of countries around the world, the total will exceed to billion of commercial consumption of these animals.

Cultured meats are the main sources of these diseases:
1. heart diseases
2. obesity
3. cancer
4. stroke
5. diabetes
6. acne on elders
7. ear infection
8. early childhood diabetes

90% of Filipinos are lactose-intolerant. As much as I can, I evade milk products from animals because of its adverse effects on me.

Eliminating it from your diet can make your body function properly. For those having weight problems, vegan diet can make them slim.

Ripe mango from Travel Man's Garden (Photo by Travel Man)
Ripe mango from Travel Man's Garden (Photo by Travel Man)

Reasons why we should stop meat consumptions

  1. Meat production destroy underground water sources and soil because of the deposited wastes. Animals in the factory farms around the world can create 13 billion metric tons every year, 48 times more than the human wastes.
  2. Animal production can consume 2.5 trillion liters of water daily, good for every person to take a bath 8 times a day in the whole world.
  3. Animal pasturing is responsible for the destruction of soil and vegetation that can result to a desert-like landscape. Forests in China and South America were destroyed due to excessive animal pasturing and planting vegetables.

Reports from UN states that if all people will change their diet into vegetarian, the move will help fight the bad effects of climate change.

According to Jason Baker, Vice President for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Asia for international operation, it's the best way for the animals, plants and ourselves.

Camote Tops (Red & Green) and Swamp Cabbage in between (Photo by Travel Man)
Camote Tops (Red & Green) and Swamp Cabbage in between (Photo by Travel Man)

Personalities involved on Vegetarian Ad Campaign

International stars who are campaigning along with PETA are the likes of:  Pamela Anderson, Natalie Portman, Sir Paul McCartney, Maggie Q., Barbie Hsu and the latest, Alicia Mayer for Asia.

Miss Mayer, was seen lying down naked (with only her arms hiding private parts) on an iron table with the caption: "Meat belongs to the morgue, not on your table. Go Vegetarian!" You can still see the huge billboard along EDSA (Epifanio de los Santos avenue) highway in Metro Manila, if you'll visit the Philippines.

More and more people are getting concerned. The grim reality of Earth's future is at bay if we will don't act now!

PETA Campaign featuring ERs Goran Visnjic (Courtesy of
PETA Campaign featuring ERs Goran Visnjic (Courtesy of | Source

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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Ruchi Urvashi: I admit that I cannot stick to being a vegetarian because I'm still tempted to taste meaty dishes. But at the end of the day, I will stick on veggie diet because I'm trying to maintain a normal cholesterol level.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      Great hub! I agree with every word of the article and I am vegetarian. Meat consumption is bad for our bodies and the environment too. Voted up!

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Hi, Sydney. I'm fine and thanks for this comment of yours. Yes, I'm limiting myself on fish and chicken meat (raised in our backyard) and lots of veggies and fruits grown at home, too! And know what, I'm feeling much better these days! I'm sure I'll pass my medical exam as erequired for my job overseas. Thanks, I'll keep in touch. Send my regards to your mom, Mrs. J.B. (who's also active here on HP).

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Thanks for the support, Fluffy77. I am slowly clinging to the veggie-side of me. There are lots that should be informed to people for healthy living and eradicate diseases from ourselves.

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      8 years ago

      Hi, how are you? I LOVE THIS PIECE BTW (shared it on my fb) that's so crazy that i just so happened to stumble upon your hub right now because just yesterday i decided to start working out AND cancel out MEAT (((along with a lot of other harmful/bad things from not only my diet but my life))) and become a vegan ... Point being you've opened my eyes to so much more than i thought i knew and further reasured me that im making the RIGHT choice, THANK YOU!!! email me ( /

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      8 years ago from Enterprise, OR

      I would love to live this way, and in fact did for a few years. I miss it sometimes too, and go back to it for awhile. Yet, the meat always wins out for me. Great and informative hub, more people should be enlightened as to just why people do this.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Cogerson: You're welcome. Eating red meat can really compromise our health. Better resort to vegetables and other homegrown, organic food. At least you know the contents of what you're eating.

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      8 years ago from Virginia

      Great advice....and based on my last doctor's visit....getting rid of red meat would probably good for me....thanks for giving me some ideas.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Lyn.Stewart: People are now seeing the realities of life, especially goof and nutrition. Thanks for dropping by. :D

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Some vegetables and legumes, if mix properly can still taste like meat. Take for instance, green peas. It's rich in protein and no bad cholesterol in it. Thanks for gracing this hub, Arian. :D

    • Lyn.Stewart profile image


      8 years ago from Auckland, New Zealand

      vegetarian and veganism are definitely growing fast.

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      Arian Rey 

      8 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas (PHILIPPINES)

      Now is the time to tame our diet into vegan. Lots of alternatives are out there that we can also enjoy, fruits and vegetables that can sustain our healthy way of living.


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