Veganism

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Veganism
Shadog
University of Phoenix
ENG/102
4/3/16

Veganism
Veganism is a part of the dietary system. The people who live the vegan lifestyle practice veganism because it promotes health and peace while decreasing the suffering of animals and humans (Fundukian 2009). Many people do not understand what a vegan is and they often get veganism confused with vegetarians. A vegetarian is a person who eats only eat fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains (Vegetarian 2012). The differences between a vegan and a vegetarian are that vegetarians could also eat and drink animal based products like dairy, eggs, and honey. Vegetarians could also wear and use items made from or tested on animals. And it seems that people become vegetarians more for health and taste reasons. Individuals who consider themselves as a vegan also do it for health reasons but mainly become vegan for ethical reasons. But is becoming a vegan the best thing to do for everyone’s life?
There are a couple of health benefits for people who are vegan. The benefits of being a vegan are decreases in diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and lower mortality rates (Boston University 2016). Studies have shown that the risk of diabetes was about twice as high for non-vegans than the people that are vegan. The reason for this is because vegans usually have lower body weights than non-vegans (Boston University 2016). Studies have also shown that the people who chose to be vegan increases the chance to prevent cancer than the people who eat red meat. Mostly because vegans have a large intake of legumes, which helps prevent cancer cells (Boston University 2016). Veganism could lower your chance of cardiovascular disease because a diet of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts allows people to have lower cholesterol levels, higher fiber content, lower blood pressure levels and lower chances of…...

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