Animals as Food

By: Tnert18

My Opinion

I think it is ok for us humans to eat animal meat. If we eat animal meat, that we are killing animals to eat them. Their are more of the same animals being born and growing up to get eaten by us.

Fact #1

Meat helps keep blood sugar levels stable due to its fat and high protein content. Steady blood sugar is critical in preventing type 2 diabetes, as well as other chronic diseases.

A 100 gram portion (3.5 ounces) of raw ground beef contains large amounts of Vitamin B12, B3 (Niacin), B6, Iron, Zinc, Selenium and plenty of other vitamins and minerals (5).

Fact #2

  • Chickens = $8.6 Billion
  • Cattle = $33.2 Million
  • Turkeys = $239.4 Million
  • Sheep/Lambs = $2.3 Million
  • Hogs = $112 Million

Fact #3

  1. Meat is a natural part of a balanced diet
    Meat is useful in ensuring a good balance of energy, protein, vitamins and minerals within the diet.
  2. Meat is a key source of protein
    Meat contains a number of essential nutritional elements – protein, for instance, has a high biological value.
  3. Meat protein is very useful when dieting
    When measured by energy unit, protein is more satisfying than carbohydrates and fat. As the availability of lean cuts is wider than ever, avoiding excess fat is quite easy.
  4. Meat is rich in vitamins
    Meat is a good source of vitamin D, which prevents osteoporosis. Additionally, meat contains a number of vitamins such as B1, B2, B6, B12 and niacin as well as iron.
  5. Meat is rich in vital minerals
    Meat makes a valuable contribution to a varied diet, including a number of minerals, particularly zinc and selenium.