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Vegetarian Meat Eater
Debate Score:5
Arguments:4
Total Votes:5
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 Vegetarian (1)
 
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Vegetarian or Meat Eater?

What is your stance on vegetarianism? Should people switch?

Vegetarian

Side Score: 2
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Meat Eater

Side Score: 3
2 points

"Vegetarianism is environmentally friendly, puts animals first, can feed more people, saves water, improves health, and saves money. Here are some reasons to go vegetarian...

By eating vegetarian, you save animals. As Bruce from Finding Nemo once said, "Fish are friends, not food," Vegetarians save animals from cruel fates and unnecessary harm. Chickens have their break sliced off with a burning metal blade. Male pigs and cows have their "parts" taken out without pain relief. They will not ever do anything that is natural to them, or even get a breath of fresh air until the day they are sentenced to slaughter. These animals are living in an area so small that chickens are given less room to live in than an iPad. And they are living in their own feces. This effects the meat your eating."

Side: Vegetarian
1 point

I'm a meat eater I was vegetarian many years ago and was always unhealthy whilst I was one ; we are hard wired to eat meat it goes back generations to the birth of man and even our teeth are designed for meat eating .

Animals suffer for our meat , yes maybe they do but the environment suffers for vegetarians as pesticides destroy insects worms , and various other living organisms so vegaterians can also indulge themselves .

Side: Meat Eater
1 point

Personally, I enjoy a nice steak or some form of food with meat in it. I don't care if someone is a vegetarian, they can eat what they want but the only time I do care is when that person tries to shame me for the foods I eat.

Side: Meat Eater
1 point

The consumption of meat is vital for the survival and function of human beings. While adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet may convince you that you're living a healthier lifestyle; in reality, you're not. In order to create muscle, the human body uses the animo acids which we receive from the consumption of meat to build protein, which in turn creates muscle. While individuals who adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet can supplement protein in various alternatives, such as by eating tofu or beans; they are depleting their bodies of essential animo acids which can only be found in meats. By starving themselves of these essential animo acids, the body's response is to find an alternative source: the bodies muscles. The body's response to the lack of essential animo acids, found only in meats such as beef or poultry, is to deconstruct the muscles which have already been formed!! The same situation comes to action when an individual is starving themselves; in which the body's only path to survival is to, quite literally, begin digesting itself.

Animo acids such as lysine, methionine, and tryptophan, are only three out of ten essential amino acids which are found solely in sources of animal-based protein. Lysine is an essential animo acid whose purpose relates to proper growth and the regulation of converting fatty acids into energy and lowering cholesterol. Lysine also allows for the body to be able to store calcium, rather than excessively waste it, which in turn is used in bone structure. Methionine, along with Lysine, aids in converting fat into energy. Methionine is also one of the only animo acids which supplies the body with sulfur: an agent which allows the cartilage around the joints to stay intact (rather than degenerate, as seen in arthritis). Sulfur is also one of the few agents which can not be taken through supplements and therefore must be taken first hand through the consumption of meat in which Methionine is found. The purpose behind Tryptophan relates to the control and regulation of emotions such as increased aggression, irritability, and stress. Tryptophan also plays a major role in the aid of allowing the body to achieve a quality amount of sleep. Both of these can result in a greater awareness of one's surroundings and a better mental state.

Lack of the consumption of meat can also result in iron deficiency anemia. Iron allows the body to avoid fatigue and increase brain function, and thus a lack of iron can reciprocate the desired intentions. If left untreated, iron deficiency anemia could lead to an irregular heartbeat, which can result in heart failure; problems during pregnancy such as premature births; and lack of proper growth development and decreased function of the immune system.

In conclusion, the consumption of meat is important to the health of the body, not only physically but mentally as well. It supplies the body with proper essential animo acids which the body cannot create itself, as well as enrich the body with minerals and nutrients unique to meat. If one does not regulate the nutrients with which the body demands, the body will find alternative routes to settle its own needs which can often result in fatalities if not cared for.

(http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/amino-acids-can-not-produced-human-body- 1972.html)

(http://www.aminoacid-studies.com/amino-acids/methionine.html)

(http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2013/5/better-brain-chemistry-with-tryptophan/page-01)

(http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/symptoms-causes/dxc-20266514)

Side: Meat Eater