What is the number one killer of men and women in the United States? The answer is "cardiovascular disease." Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States since the 1920s, killing approximately 380,000 people each year. The major risk factors of this upsetting disease include obesity, high cholesterol levels, type II diabetes, and smoking, all rooted from an unhealthy diet and an inactive lifestyle. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sixty-four percent of adults and fifteen percent of children aged six to nineteen are overweight and are at risk of weight-related ailments. If you don't want to be part of this annual statistic, do something about it and consider becoming vegetarian. Knowledge of the vegetarian diet is being highly promoted in the nation and the results aren't unseen. I want to demonstrate that the vegetarian diet provides a better and a healthier society with all the benefits that it contributes to an individual's body.
The vegetarianism lifestyle is becoming increasingly prevalent among the younger entities of our nation. It leads to a more positive lifestyle for individuals who mind their health and environment. This diet doesn't only benefit us humans alone but it also aids in preventing animal cruelty due to the lack of need for meat and that is benefiting the environment. The decreased demand for meat leads to a lower rate of animal cruelty in our nation because every year, more than millions of animals of all sizes are confined in spaces too small for comfort, denied of their basic needs, and are simply unknowingly waiting to be slaughter in order to satiate meat consumers. Such cruelty isn't highly known and is commonly ignored. The fact is that these animals are treated heartlessly, live in deprivation, and not many are rescued from such actions done to them. However, if the promotion of vegetarianism increases and becomes more effective, animal cruelty may one day be close to complete elimination, providing a better environment for animals and humans.