Every one of us should become a vegetarian because eating meat can cause serious health problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree

Vegetarianism is becoming more and more popular for many people, particularly because of the harm that some people believe
meat
can cause to the body.
However
, I strongly believe that it is not necessary for everybody to be a vegetarian. Vegetarians believe that
meat
is unhealthy because of the diseases it has been connected with. There has been much research to suggest that red
meat
is particularly bad,
for example
, and that consumption should be limited to eating it just a few times a week to avoid
such
things as cancer. Meats can
also
be high in saturated fats so they have been linked to health problems
such
as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. 
However
, there are strong arguments for eating
meat
. The
first
reason is that as humans we are designed to eat
meat
, which suggests it is not unhealthy, and we have been eating
meat
for thousands of years.
For example
, cavemen made hunting implements so that they could kill animals and eat their
meat
.
Secondly
,
meat
is a rich source of protein which helps to build muscles and bones. Vegetarians often have to take supplements to get all the essential vitamins and minerals.
Finally
, it may be the case that too much
meat
is harmful, but we can easily limit the amount we have without having to cut it out of our
diet
completely.  To sum up, I do not agree that everyone should turn to a vegetarian
diet
.
Although
the
overconsumption
of
meat
could possibly be unhealthy, a balanced
diet
of
meat
and vegetables should result a healthy
diet
.
Submitted by Numan on

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