Recent survey conducted shows that British men would rather prefer dying early than giving up on their non veg diet. According to the survey, many men and women have linked the non veg diet to masculine features too.
A recent survey has found that two-thirds of Britishers would rather prefer dying ten years earlier than cutting meat out from their diet.
A No Meat May study conducted by OnePoll suggests that the majority of the male population are really attached to their non-veg diet. Further, the survey also discovered what people really think of a no-meat life. From this perspective, more than ten men believe that giving up on a meat diet would make them less masculine.
On the other hand, women also agreed that a meat-free diet is more feminine with around 39% of women saying they would not prefer a partner who is vegan as compared with 37% for men.
The survey reveals that people are not only willing to die early than giving up on their dietary habits but around one in 20 men also said they would rather go to jail.
The survey asked 2,000 people about a range of topics related to veganism and 30% of men believe humans are meant to eat meat, compared with 22% of women.
Though people made it clear that they can't give up on their meat diet but they can try to incorporate more plants if it helps their health.
35% of men would cut meat out completely if they knew it would improve their general health, while 18% would do it if it helped their sexual performance.
Dr Shireen Kassam, founder of Plant Based Health Professionals UK, said: "This survey highlights a real disconnect between the science and public attitudes relating to meat consumption.
"Given that eating meat, particularly red and processed meat, is a leading risk factor for some of our commonest chronic illnesses, it is quite alarming to learn how entrenched some myths and beliefs about a vegan diet actually are.
"This is undoubtedly a result of decades of effective marketing and PR by the meat industry."
However, it seems like the perception in terms of healthy eating is now changing in the young generation with this generation preferring to go vegan and sharing that sometimes they feel pressured to eat meat.
Remarkably, 21% of people aged 16-34 said they ate meat to fit in with their colleagues, compared to just 8% in people over 65.