On Wed, 5 Apr 2000, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> The only errors are by omission. The types of meat compared against are
> typically corn-fed farm raised sources. I've found that no matter what the
> animal, raising it on corn is going to turn it into a dietary killing machine
You're right, where the meat comes from can be very important for what
sort of nutritional value it will have. Free range is so much
better...for the health, for the environment, and for the animals (if
you care about those sorts of things).
I'm vegetarian (for nearly nine years now) although I have tried going
vegan without much success. I became vegetarian for mainly ethical reasons,
but my take on the health side of things is that meat really doesn't do
anything wonderful for you. Fat content aside, meat contains no fiber,
and since the body can store only a certain amount of protein at a time,
often the excess leads to calcium being depleted. I've seen statistics
that vegetarians do indeed live longer and are slimmer than meat-eaters.
I'm skeptical of any statistics, but nevertheless I have enjoyed good
health being veggie.
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