There are many benefits of being a pollo-pescetarian. Because we do not eat meat from any land mammals, pollo-pescatarians reduce their risk of heart disease and high cholesterol. We also are protected from E. coli outbreaks and beef recalls. Honestly, the meat industry just plain freaks me out and I have no interest in ingesting anything that comes from industrialized meat packing plants where the conditions are nasty, workers are exploited, and meat is produced too fast for anyone to inspect it and pull the human fingers out (laughs nervously).
The environmental and social effects that our consumption of red meat causes is ugly as well. Instead of producing crops for starving Americans and people in other countries, the government pumps so much money into growing corn to feed their cows to people can stuff their faces with fast food hamburgers and tacos. These cows emit much of the methane in our atmosphere which has adverse effects on ozone and climate change.
Eliminating red eat from the diet has many health benefits and still allows for creative and delicious eating! Especially because turkey and chicken are great substitutes for foods typically made with red meat such as burgers, chili, and bacon.
Check out LIVESTRONG's website for more info on healthy living!