Going without meat one day a week can be good for your health. Most people eat more meat and protein-rich foods than they need to stay healthy. Limiting your intake of meat while increasing your consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables has the following health benefits:
- Reduces the risk of chronic preventable disease such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes
- Prevents obesity
- Maintains health so you feel great inside and out
Knowing what to substitute in place of meat so you gain all the health benefits is important. Our aim is to improve the overall quality of your diet with a higher intake of fresh (preferably organic) fruits, vegetables, breads, cereals, grains, and meat alternatives such as legumes, seeds, nuts and tofu.
We are in the midst of a global crisis. There is an urgent need to reduce global carbon emissions to slow the rate of climate change and protect the environment. According to the United Nations, livestock production generates more of the world’s greenhouse gases than transport.
We have the potential to save our planet and her precious resources. Below are just some of the benefits to the planet by going meatless:
- Minimises water usage
- Reduces methane emissions that contribute to global warming
- Reduces your carbon footprint
- Helps reduce fossil fuel dependence
By making a simple change in what you eat, you are taking part in a campaign where what is good for you is also good for the planet.