Omnivore Diet Vs Vegan Diet

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Imagine two strikingly similar young men who are both skinny, tall, and fit. Both men are sitting at a dark mahogany table in an empty well-lit restaurant. A plate full of meat sits on the table before the first man. The other man has a plate full of fruits and vegetables before him. After a few short moments, both men begin feverishly devouring their meals. What is the problem? —neither men have taken into consideration their overall individual health and wellness. Deciding between diets requires careful analyzation of the key benefits of each diet, as it relates to the individual. The omnivore diet and the vegan diet are just a couple of diets that require some serious contemplation. These two diets are the antithesis of each other.…show more content…
In order for a person to reach their optimal health and wellness, one must also fulfill his or her environmental wellness. Each type of diet has effects on the environment; those effects may be positive or negative. A vegan diet has many advantages when it comes to helping the environment. Turning to a vegan diet helps reduce the destruction of land. “Raising animals for food uses 45% of Earth’s total land” (Angle-Traegner). With the prevention of the destruction comes the deterrence of habitat loss and species extermination. Wildlife Services has killed “more than 30 million free-living-animals” because they posed a threat to animal agriculture (Angle-Traegner). Veganism could also help reduce global hunger. “82% of starving children live in countries where food is fed to animals, and the animals are eaten by western countries” (Angle-Traegner). An omnivore diet tends to do much more harm to the environment than good. “Raising animals for food is the single greatest human-caused source of destruction to our environment” (Angle-Traegner). The omnivore diet contributes to at least 51% of annual omissions that lead to climate change. Another disadvantage to an onminovre diet includes depletion of available water resources because “80-90% of water consumption” is through animal agriculture (Angle-Traegner). When choosing a diet it is import to think of the long term environmental effects, which affect a person’s wellness and

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