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“Debating the value of vegan or meat diets”

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Lyn-Marie BlackmanDiet has become a controversial topic but Lyn-Marie Blackman, 28, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Barbados, questions the need to criticize the choices of others. 

We live in a world where everybody eats food. Some have chosen diets based on religion, home life or financial standing.

However, some have chosen to be judgmental about dietary habits, in spite of their lack of education about that particular diet. Online and print media have been pushing the debate about why being vegan or being a meat-eater is or is not good.

The question here is: why is there such a debate? Some pose the argument that veganism is a healthier choice because meat consumption is detrimental to human health, due to the amount of toxins present in the wide array of meat on the market. Others use the protein argument to justify their meat consumption.

No matter on what part of the spectrum an individual falls, everyone should feel free to consume what foods they want. Veganism has been adopted far and wide due to its popularity among musicians, sport figures and doctors, many of whom have written books and been on talk shows detailing how going vegan has transformed their lives.

Many have applauded their ambition while others have frowned upon it. The frowning comes in the form of comments such as “The body needs protein from meat and will eventually break down without it” and “veganism is not a cure-all”.

A vegan’s diet normally has meat and fish eliminated from the package while fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds are the order of the day.

photo credit: Vegetables via photopin (license)

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About me: I am a conservative and articulate individual with an innate desire to see love, peace and unity triumph. My interests lie in medical research. I enjoy researching medical news from around the world and reporting it in my monthly newsletter entitled L.I.F.E.

I love biomedical science and believe it holds the key to a healthier society. I aspire to become a medical researcher and writer. My focus now is obtaining more exposure for my newsletters: L.I.F.E. and The Believer.

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Opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth Youth Programme. Articles are published in a spirit of dialogue, respect and understanding. If you disagree, why not submit a response?
To learn more about becoming a Commonwealth Correspondent please visit: http://www.yourcommonwealth.org/submit-articles/commonwealthcorrespondents/
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