According to The Vegetarian Times, about 7.3 million Americans are vegetarians. Why so many? There are a ton of reasons to go vegetarian, and not all of them are purely ethical. Here are a few hard facts about how vegetarianism can be good for our bodies – and for Mother Earth!
- Vegetarians are about 40 percent less likely to develop cancer than meat eaters.
- 75 percent of our topsoil has been depleted primarily due to growing animals to feed people.
- It takes over 2,500 gallons of water to produce a pound of beef versus the 49 gallons it takes to produce a pound of apples.
Food for thought? (Source: Huffington Post/Catskill Animal Sanctuary)