Today is Meatless Monday, a campaign to reduce meat consumption to improve our nations health, and the health of our planet. By eliminating animal products from your diet you begin to reduce your amount of saturated fat intake, eliminate cholesterol intake, and reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and many cancers. Nixing the animal products from your diet will also have a huge impact on the health of our planet; conserving water and improving it's quality, reducing the amount of harmful greenhouse gases that are released into the atmosphere, and reducing your dependence on fossil fuels. Not only is eliminating animal products best for your health and the health of our ailing planet, but it's best for the health and lives of the countless beings you will save by not contributing the industry of animal agriculture.
While I obviously think that we should be meat free EVERYDAY, I think Meatless Monday is a good place to start, and we all have to start somewhere, right? It's easier than ever to eat a plant based diet. Not only are there countless blogs, recipe sites and cookbooks that can help you get started, there's more and more pre-made vegan convenience foods popping up every day.....even in your regular, local grocery store. With a little planning, eating meat free is easy. Give it a try, pick a Monday, plan an entire day of meals free of animal products, see how good you feel and how easy it was. Maybe next week it will carry over into Tuesday!!
Tried Meatless Monday already and found out that it's really not that hard? Considering the switch to a more healthful, more green, and more compassionate way of life? Not sure how? Click here to read more about making veganism a lasting change in your life.