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I found this during a google search and thought it was interesting:<br><br><br><br>
Top 21 Reasons to Become a Vegetarian<br><br><a href="http://www.giveusahome.co.uk/articles/vegetarianism.htm" target="_blank">http://www.giveusahome.co.uk/articles/vegetarianism.htm</a>
 

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That's great! Thank you for sharing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jeezycreezy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
The fact that many successful athletes are vegetarians is a reason for being one what?</div>
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I don't think they're saying "Successful athletes are vegetarians, therefore you should be too!"<br><br><br><br>
They're just saying, "Vegetarians are fitter than meat eaters. (And, many fit, successful athlethes are vegetarian)"<br><br>
Yes?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>KatherineLynn</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
"Vegetarians are fitter than meat eaters.</div>
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So a vegetarian who eats nothing but Cheez-Its and sits on a couch is fitter than an omni who eats a healthy, balanced diet and excercises regularly?<br><br><br><br>
I know what they're saying. The list up until 20 isn't too bad. But then it hits 21 and finish on a spurious note. Because, IMO, I don't believe that being a vegetarian automatically makes you healthy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/"><br><br><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Yes?</div>
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How about a little bit of thunder. A little bit of lightning. Thunder. Lightening. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 

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Well I think it's obvious that these things deal with generalities.<br><br><br><br>
It's always possible that eating tons of chocolate won't (significantly) change your weight but we could still say that eating tons of chocolate is fattening.
 

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it missed the best 3 things about being veg.<br><br><br><br>
it makes you taste better<br><br>
the icebreaker to pick up wholefood hotties,<br><br>
and the hummus
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Sevenseas</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Well I think it's obvious that these things deal with generalities.<br><br><br><br>
It's always possible that eating tons of chocolate won't (significantly) change your weight but we could still say that eating tons of chocolate is fattening.</div>
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So you think "Vegetarians are fitter than meat eaters. many of the world's most successful athletes are vegetarian." isn't stated as an absolute?<br><br><br><br>
I don't know. I'd feel a whole lot better if there was a footnote or something referring to a study or something to back the claim up. Or some sort of qualifier.<br><br><br><br>
Or naming many specific athletes.<br><br><br><br>
As it happens I think the vast majority of successful athletes are omnis. By a lot. Like, a lot a lot.<br><br><br><br>
So while it is true that a vegetarian can be a successful athlete, being a vegetarian is no guarantee of this which is sort of what they are implying.<br><br><br><br>
I'd be lying if I said I felt that strongly about this. It's just a dubious claim which detracts from the much stronger and more logical reasons to be a vegetarian IMO.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>troub</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
it missed the best 3 things about being veg.<br><br><br><br>
it makes you taste better<br><br>
the icebreaker to pick up wholefood hotties,<br><br>
and the hummus</div>
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I always assume that the hummus is implicit.
 

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it makes you taste better<br></div>
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Definitely one of the top reasons <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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So you think "Vegetarians are fitter than meat eaters. many of the world's most successful athletes are vegetarian." isn't stated as an absolute?<br><br><br><br>
I don't know. I'd feel a whole lot better if there was a footnote or something referring to a study or something to back the claim up. Or some sort of qualifier.</div>
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Well "vegetarians are healthier than omnivores" doesn't sound too bad, although it should be specified (like "have less heart attacks" or whatever). I agree though that mentioning atheletes is a little weird - that a minority of atheletes are veg*n goes no way toward showing that veg*nism is healthier.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>troub</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br>
and the hummus</div>
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<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"> hummus!!
 

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For a number of reasons I would dispute many of the points made on that list. However, I think what they were trying to get at with 21, albeit in a poorly expressed way, was that it is possible to be at the pinacle of fitness on a vegetarian diet, thereby refuting omni claims that you can't develop muscle mass well enough off the protein from a vegetarian diet and would lack the energy you need to play sports competitively.<br><br>
Does anyone know who these top athletes that they're referring to are though? When PETA do the "we should all be vegetarian because these celebrities say so" bit they never seem to mention any athletes.
 

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I would post this around campus if I thought anyone would read it.<br><br><br><br>
Maybe I'll do it anyway. PETA has awesome literature out, too.
 

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It would be a better list with better spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, etc. I'm always on the lookout for info I can post/share but I don't pass on marginally written links no matter how good the information is, because the whole cause loses credibility. :/<br><br><br><br>
It's not bad, but it could be better!
 

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<div class="quote-block">A sausage can contain ground up intestines. How can anyone be sure that the intestines are empty when they are ground up? Do you really want to eat the content of a pig's intestines?</div>
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I would be DISGUSTED if my omni friends would not consider going vegetarian after hearing this fact.
 

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too true! yuck!<br><br><br><br>
i'd much rather have a nice, humane, tasty tofu "sausage" than the insides of another specie's intestine...
 
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