Jim Morris was a competitive bodybuilder for 30 years, and became vegan within the past twelve. At 50 he was a vegetarian, and at 65 he was a vegan. Jim talks about health problems he endured when he ate meat and dairy products. He explains that if he continued to eat unhealthy animal based products he wouldn't be alive today.
“The protein in animal products is filled with fats and chemicals and all sorts of stuff that's harmful to you. When I was competing and stuffing down all that stuff, I had lots of digestive problems, I was constipated and bloated, just miserable all the time. I don't concern myself with protein anymore, because there is enough in what I eat. I am not only healthy, but I feel better about myself and how I relate to other creatures in the world.” –Jim
If you are curious about vegetarian and vegan diets, hopefully this post will inspire you to look into it further.
Studies show that vegetarians and vegans live, on average, 6 to 10 years longer than meat-eaters and they're less likely to suffer from chronic illnesses. It's always important to do your research if you are considering a major dietary change, don't just take my word for it, look, search, and you will see for yourself.
Credits: PETA.org, Collective Evolution