What you don't know about the livestock industry

Find out with the data from the documentary "Cowspiracy"

Do you know that the US livestock industry uses 128 billion liters of water each year? Or that the methane gas produced by cows is 86 times more harmful than the carbon dioxide from cars? These are some of the data shown in the documentary Cowspiracy, available on Netflix, and that Patricia Fitnessgurú wants you to know.

If you eat animal products, you should know the impact of these on the planet where you live.

Livestock is responsible for 51% of climate change, according to the World Bank .It is an activity that pollutes the environment, produces greenhouse gases, generates deforestation and a high consumption of water and food by animals that are later processed.

The time it takes to raise an animal is between 18 to 23 months. In that time, each one consumes at least 35,000 kilos of food per year, while millions of people die of hunger . It is an unsustainable activity.

Argentina , known for its high consumption of meat, is also the ninth country with the highest loss of forest areas in the last 25 years, according to environmental data from the United Nations. The main responsible for this deforestation has been the livestock industry.

You must be aware of the effects of eating meat on your body.

The plant kingdom has all the nutrients you need to be healthy. At Cowspiracy, they show us how cow's milk contains hormones, lipids, sodium, and antibiotics that shouldn't be in your body. One of them is growth fluid for calves that makes them grow faster, which, within you, only generates hormonal imbalances.

Humans are the only mammal that consumes milk from another species. Cow's milk is for calves, it has nothing that humans need. "It is preferable to consume plant milk such as almond or oat milk," says Patricia.

Do you know all the advantages of going vegan? Not only will you collaborate with reducing the pollution of the environment but you will also get closer to a longer and healthier life.

"If you want to create a change in the world, start with yourself and what you eat," says our favorite life coach , Patricia Fitnessgurú.

Article written by Natalia Quiroga Sáez and supervised by Patricia Fitnessgurú.