Vegan vs. Meat-Eater

I want you to read this whole thing, and then think for yourself. Don't stop in between. Just think about it once. These stats are for US basically, but it doesn't mean that it doesn't apply to the non-US non-vegetarians.





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Vegan vs. Meat-eater Is It Easy Eating Green? THERE ARE 7.3 MILLION VEGETARIANS IN THE UNITED STATES 59% ARE FEMALE 41% ARE MALE SO JUST REMEMBER GREEN IS GOOD! Average cost of artery bypass surgery: $3,714 Average cost of coronary bypass surgery: $57,439 1 2 3 4 High consumption of animal protein is linked to these: Prostate Breast Colorectal CANCERS vs. SERVING SIZE: PROTEIN: EWG CARBON FOOTPRINT RATING: COST: FAT: SATURATED FAT: LENTILS 1 cup 17.9 g BEST out of 20 analyzed 20 c 0 g 0 g PORTERHOUSE STEAK 4 oz. 22 g 2nd WORST out of 20 analyzed $4 22 g 9 g What about vitamin D? AaBbCcDd VITAMIN D CAN BE FOUND HERE: Found in: sunlight, fortified nondairy milks, and fortified orange juice. Vitamin D helps maintain a healthy growing body. More than 70 percent of the grain that we grow in this country is fed to farmed animals. Water Used in Meat and Soybean Production in 2009 SOY 5 trillion gallons MEAT 235 trillion gallons If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week, the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than a half-million cars off the U.S. roads. PER WEEK = 5000,000 CARS USDA-Recommended Daily Intake Three glasses of milk per day equals 1,095 glasses per year. THAT'S 194,000,000,000 PUS CELLS PER YEAR! Farmed animals use more than half the water consumed in the U.S. Every day, nearly 2,400 Americans die of some type of cardiovascular diaease-this amounts to an average of one death every 36 seconds. In many of these cases, the disease is largely caused by eating a diet that is full of animal-derived products CHOLESTEROL Average cholesterol level of an American: Meat-eater: 210 Vegetarian: 161 Vegan: 133