Meat eating

Meat eating

Vegetarians

Vegetarians

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Dangers

Meat can have a very high fat content, and can in turn be linked to heart disease and high cholesterol.
HEART DISEASE
MALNUTRITION
A diet lacking in meat could cause malnutrition in terms of protein, fatty acids and calcium if you’re avoiding dairy as well.

History

Evidence shows that human being and our pre-human ancestors have been eating meat for as long as 1.5 million years.
1.5 MILLION YEARS
PYTHAGORAS
The Greek mathematician Pythagoras was the first recorded vegetarian, and before they found a name for it, vegetarians were called Pythagorians.

Nutritional benefits

Meat is a far better source of protein than vegetables, as well as red meat being high in iron and vitamin B.
PROTEIN
LOWER FAT
Vegetarian diets are generally lower in fat and higher in fibre than meat diets. As they often don’t tend to drink or smoke, vegetarians are generally healthier than meat eaters.

Numbers

Australia eats the most meat in the world, consuming 205 lbs per person per year. Next in the rankings is the United States, Israel and Argentina.
AUSTRALIA
INDIA
Estimations show India is the most vegetarian country in the world, with around 1.3 billion people eating a non-meat diet. India is followed by Italy, Ethiopia and Lebanon.

Famous fans

Veganism and vegetarianism is very popular in Hollywood, but celebrities who have reverted back to eating meat include Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Ellen.
ELLEN
MIKE TYSON
Famous people who opt for a vegetarian diet include Pamela Anderson, Mike Tyson and Ozzy Osborne.

Guinness World Records

The record for the longest steak is held by a Frenchman. He, along with a group of butchers, produced a steak measuring 90.81 feet in 2002.
STEAK
CABBAGE
The heaviest cabbage on record weighs 62.71kg and was presented at the Alaska State Fair in Alaska in 2012.

World Days

International Bacon Day is celebrated on 5th September. This has been an unofficial holiday since 2009 and was first started in Boston.
BEACON DAY
WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY
1st October is World Vegetarian day, and has been running since 1977. It is also Hug A Vegan / Vegetarian Day the week before on September 27th.

Quotes

“Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct.” – Denis Leary
DENIS LEARY
MORRISSEY
“Eating meat is the most disgusting thing I can think of. It’s like biting into your grandmother.” - Morrissey