Why Go Meatless?

Meatless Monday is a global movement with a simple message: one day a week, cut the meat.

It is eating less animal protein a healthy diet choice

For Your Health

Reduce Heart Disease and Stroke

  • Vegetables, fruits and whole grains have been shown to protect against cardiovascular disease.
  • One study has shown that 2.5 servings of whole grain per day was linked to 21% lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Limit Cancer Risk

  • There is suggestive evidence that eating red meat and processed meat increases the risk of colorectal, esophagus, lung, pancreatic, stomach, and prostate cancer.
  • A diet of fruits and vegetables on the other hand, can decrease mouth, larynx, pharynx, esophagus and stomach cancer.

Fight Diabetes

  • Meat-free diets can reduce type 2 diabetes.
  • It also decreases calorie intake and helps you maintain a healthy weights.

Live Longer & Healthier 

  • A diet of fruit and veggies can increase the longevity of life.
  • Red and processed meat is associated with increased deaths due to cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Improve Diet

  • Going meatless helps you find and eat plant-based sources of protein like beans and peas, and beans and peas are rich in fiber, protein, and mineral like zinc and magnesium.
  • Generally speaking, vegetarians have lower weights than omnivores. A 2015 analysis of 15 studies by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics concluded that adopting a vegetarian diet leads to weight loss, without calorie counting or exercise. And going all out vegan may reign supreme in the weight loss department.

For Your Wealth

Reduce Healthcare Spending

  • Every year in the U.S., chronic diseases cause 7 out of 10 deaths and 75% of $2 trillion spent on medical care.
  • By reducing our risks for chronic diseases, we can reduce expenses on healthcare.

Decrease Weekly Budget

  • Meat is usually more expensive because it requires spending on feed for livestock and transportation.
  • Reducing funds on meat can help you cut down costs on your food budget.

For Our Environment

Reduce Water Usage

  •  More water is used on livestock than vegetables and grains.
  • About 39 gallons of water are spent to produce one pound of beef.
  • About 39 gallons of water are used to produce one pound of vegetables.
  • A vegetarian diet could reduce water use up to 58% per person.

Reduce Greenhouse Gases

  •  Meat production creates more greenhouse gases than vegetables.
  • Beef was found to produce 30 kilograms of greenhouse gas per kilogram of meat.
  • Vegetables, like carrots, rice, and potatoes produce less than 2 kilograms of greenhouse gas per kilogram of food.

Healthy Eating for Environment

Why Meatless Monday is Good for the Environment?

Meatless Monday is curbing your meat consumption can have a significant environmental impact. In 2006, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization reported that animal agriculture accounted for a full 19 percent of greenhouse gases—more than the transportation sector. Best of all, with recipes like these, going meatless can be a delicious weekly habit.

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Meatless Monday is a global movement with a simple message: one day a week, cut the meat.