Meet your Meat

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Meet your Meat

Kennedy Booker

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Many people think it’s normal to include meat in breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Although meat can sometimes contain things you need, such as protein, it’s not the only option. You can also eat certain brands that distribute a product known as “mock meat” to obtain the exact same necessities.

According to hungryherbivores.com, mock meat is a lot healthier and cruelty free. Going vegetarian is not only an excellent moral decision, but it’s also a quick way to lose weight. Boca’s Original Vegan Meatless Burgers contains 90% less fat than a ground beef hamburger and their Meatless Patties are 55% less fat than breaded chicken patties. Morning Star’s Chik’n Nuggets contains 40% less fat than real chicken nuggets.

Vegetarian diets are more effective than the average American diet, especially when it comes to preventing or treating heart disease. Cardiovascular disease kills 1 million Americans annually, and it just so happens to be the leading cause of death in the U.S. Companies such as Boca and Morning Star are making this decision easier for animal-lovers by creating mock meat for an affordable price. Michael F. Roizen, MD, author of The RealAge Diet: Make Yourself Younger with What You Eat, explained on Vegetarian Times, “Making the switch can add 13 healthy years to your life. People who consume saturated, four-legged fat have a shorter life span and more disability at the end of their lives. Animal products clog your arteries, zap your energy and slow down your immune system. Meat eaters also experience accelerated cognitive and sexual dysfunction at a younger age.”

If that’s not enough maybe knowing that you’re saving the lives of many innocent animals along with yourself is. Ten billion animals are slaughtered for human consumption each year. Meat accounts for 10% of Americans food spending. Believe it or not, it will actually save you up to 4,000 dollars annually. Stand up for animal rights and make a change.