Vegan diets are not nearly as good as you think
By: Amanda Kabbabe/Alyse Barker
Don't fall into the trap of thinking a vegan diet is the healthiest possible lifestyle. It turns out, the total opposite is probably true!
More than two million people in the United States have decided to go vegan. If you're one of them, listen up. You may want to change your habits.
First and foremost, a meat-free diet is not helping the planet all that much. Veganism ranked fifth out of ten different diets in its ability to feed large amounts of people.
U.S. research shows livestock takes up an incredible amount of space. Farmers would certainly not be able to produce any more food than they are currently producing.
Thus, if everyone decided to go vegan, a large amount of land would simply go to waste.
Veganism has become trendy in recent years. Celebrities like Gwenyth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez boast about their meatless, dairy-free diets. This leads many people who strive to have their picture-perfect bodies to test out a similar diet.
Others are motivated to make the switch due to concern over animal cruelty, while some are worried about food production levels.
It would be best to look in to where your food is coming from. Ensure all meat is produced in cruelty-free facilities, and enjoy it sparingly.
Your body needs the protein, and the planet needs the livestock!
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