I turned 18 in February, and I really want to make a difference now, it was a wake up call for me. I want to become a vegetarian, but my mother doesn’t want me to, because I have very low blood pressure, which makes me very weak. She thinks that it’s too dangerous, and I should at least eat meat once a week… How can I make her understand that it’s not dangerous at all and it’s really important for me?
@liliesinbloom You can tell your mom that she can breathe easy with your veg diet because you’re actually eating healthier just by kicking meat out of your diet! When you become meat-free, you also become cholesterol-free, free from most saturated fats, and you’re also free from supporting an industry that unnecessarily tortures and murders animals just for our selfish taste buds.
In all actuality, you need the same amount of nutrition as a vegetarian as you did when you were still eating animals, as far as taking in enough calories, protein, fiber, and vitamins goes. Now, you’ll just find all of those things in much healthier places. Check out this really handy guide to meat-free nutrition: http://bit.ly/MX1XYq. Share it with your mom and allow her to let out a big sigh of relief because you can find all of the nutrients you need to survive within a plant-based diet. I’ve been meat-free for several years now, and I can assure you I’m getting all the nutrients I need to survive. You will, too!
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