Swine Flu Prevention Meat and Human Health
Have you ever heard the diseases are spreading from eating fruits such as apple, or papaya or banana or by eating vegetable? – Well, certainly not.
Are the names such as Bird Flu, Mad Cow disease or SARS appears familiar – most probably yes, as these were the deadly infection or disease and which had the potential to become disaster for the human health and all these diseases are directly or indirectly linked with the meat industry.
Now the latest in series is deadly Swine Influenza a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that regularly causes outbreaks of influenza in pigs.
The Swine flu viruses cause high levels of illness in pigs. The recent outbreak of a new strain of swine flu A (H1N1) virus commonly called “swine flu,” and has raised fears in people across the globe.
According to a health official the transmission of the flu was caused by “a type of fly that reproduces in pig waste and that the outbreak was linked to the pig farms.”
Now which food do you think is healthy for the human health: Vegetarian or Non Vegetarian? Well, it’s not very difficult to analyse though very difficult to accept if you have been brought up in an environment where meat was the obvious food choice in the daily life.
If only we can fulfill our diet requirement through vegetarian food, perhaps human being can avoid most of the deadly diseases which are spreading across the globe because of eating meat or by meat industry.
To propagate meat products effectively, meat industry uses various kind of misleading ideas such as “if you eat meat you will become stronger” or sometime people ask me “if you don’t eat meat how will you get the protein” and you body will become weak and so on.
Well, for all those who have a belief system that by eating vegetarian food one will become weak, I would suggest that please
visit the Zoo and have a look at the strongest animals “Elephant” and he only eat vegetarian food.
One can get all kind of necessary nutrients for human body from vegetarian food and at the same time one can stay healthy.
I cannot overemphasise the point that meat is certainly not good for human health. If you are eating meat regularly, there is
very high possibility that you would gain weight apart from danger of getting deadly viruses.
Increase in the body weight can further leads to many other diseases.
According to American Cancer society “Cancer accounts for nearly one-quarter of deaths in the United States, exceeded only by
heart diseases”. Heart disease accounts for about 27.2% of all death in USA. That means heart and cancer related death
accounted more than 50 % of all death in USA.
Similarly “One in four (26%) of all deaths in the UK are caused by cancer”. You might be wondering why I am quoting so many
statistics about cancer/ heart disease along with obesity.
The point is most of human body diseases like cancer and heart disease are linked with our food which we eat. If people are
eating healthy food then how can there be more than 50 % death from heart and cancer diseases in most advanced nations?
Where meat is the main food choice in the daily life.
Maintaining healthy body is not a complicated rocket science. Our body is made up of food which we eat during our day to day
life. If more than 50% deaths are linked to the food we eat then one thing is certain that the food which we eat is not good.
If you were born in the family which include meat in their daily diet, lack of awareness is natural.
You were eating what your parents thought is healthy for you and you were brought up thinking that having a beef burger or ham
sandwich is a natural way of living, Now as an adult you have the choice to decide what is healthy for you.
Your right decision would certainly help you to lose weight and have healthy life forever.
Issued in public interest by Subodh Gupta a holistic health consultant and also the author of the book “7 food habits for weight
loss forever”. http://www.subodhgupta.com/books/7-food-habits-for-weight-loss-forever.html
Subodh Gupta is a celebrity yoga trainer based in London and conducts Yoga, Nutrition, Stress Management and Weight loss