If you enjoy chowing down on a bacon sandwich, this article might just lure you into going vegan.
Today, more and more people turn vegetarian every day. If in case you’re wondering why, we have compiled some shocking facts that might make you reconsider living green.
Vegans live longer
A group of researchers from Lona Linda University conducted a study and followed 7,000 men and women in a span of 6 years. In the said study, they have discovered that people who follow a meat-free diet are more likely to live longer. Mortality rate is also lower.
In a more recent study, researchers from the University of Oxford revealed that the risk of death or hospitalization due to heart diseases is 32% lower in vegans as compared to their meat-eating counterparts.
150 billion animals are killed every year just to keep up with the demand of consumers. And yes, we mean billions!
A slaughterhouse kills an average of 1,100 pigs per hour. Considering the volume, this means that most of the pigs that enter the scalding tank are not properly stunned. Hence, most of them are boiled while they are fully conscious. Meanwhile, 200 million baby chicks are ground alive each year in egg factories worldwide.
Meats aren’t as fresh as you thought
When buying steak at the grocery, most of you would choose the nice-looking reddish meat because it looks fresh. But what consumers fail to realize is that the meat is treated with carbon monoxide to keep it from turning color.
Solves world hunger
Despite producing enough corn and grain to feed everyone in the world, more than 925,000,000 people from all over the world don’t have food to eat. This is because most of the corn and grain are used to feed livestock.
Additionally, an acre of land used to raise cattles can produce 20 pounds of edible meat; whereas, if soybeans were grown instead, that same acre would yield 356 pounds of protein – nearly 17 times as much.