Tuesday, 5 May 2015


Nowadays, more and more people are deciding to resort to vegetarianism, which is the process of consuming the meat and flesh of any animal. There is also an extreme form of the phenomenon, which is represented by vegans who refuse to use any products derived from animals. Recent estimates, suggest that the percentage of vegetarians is constantly rising. However, vegetarianism is a double-edged sword.

To begin with, there are some serious disadvantages of turning into a vegetarian. First of all, the lack of vegetarian food and snacks in some places may lead to inconvenience and expenditure, since the hectic schedule does not easily allow vegetarians to spend time cooking for themselves. In addition, it is alleged that this particular sort of diet is unnatural on the grounds that we have the teeth to eat meat and the enzymes to digest it. That is, we need an all-inclusive diet instead of taking vitamin supplements to replace certain meat nutrients, especially in the case of veganism.

On the other hand, there are some significant advantages concerning the movement of vegetarianism. First and foremost, a balanced vegetarian diet not only includes amino acids, which exist in fruit and vegetables, and adequate quantities of B12 vitamin, but it also avoids the consumption of saturated fats. Therefore, health problems such as iron deficiency, increased levels of cholesterol and heart disease are less likely to be developed. Furthermore, the percentage of suffering from cancer is 40% lower. Last but not least, vegetarians stand up for animal rights, as they condemn irrational animal slaughter and fortunately choose not to be accomplices to this ruthless crime.

In a nutshell, there is no doubt in my mind that the disadvantages are outweighed by the advantages. Even though it is clear enough that vegetarianism is a matter of choice and beliefs, I reckon that the critically-thinking majority will reap the benefits of such a movement. Only if we at least cut down on the weekly amounts of meat we consume, will our lives be surprisingly improved.


  1. Let's go vegetarian, Marinaki!!! Well done for a well written essay once again!

  2. We shall go!! 😊 Thank you once again!

  3. We shall go!! 😊 Thank you once again!