Meat is delicious but not always good for us or the planet.
Here’s why eating less meat is good for your health:
- Meat is high in saturated fat and cholesterol, which can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems.
- It can also be a source of harmful bacteria, such as E. coli and salmonella.
- A plant-based diet is typically lower in calories and fat and higher in fiber, which can help you lose weight and improve your overall health.
For the environment:
- The production of meat is a major contributor to climate change.
- Raising livestock takes a lot of water, land, and energy.
- Factory farming is also a major source of pollution, including greenhouse gases, waste, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
You can read all about our beef with meat.
If you want to improve your health and the environment, eating less meat is a great way to do it.
But don’t worry; you don’t have to become a vegetarian or vegan to make a difference.
Just cutting back on your meat consumption a little bit can have a big impact.
For example, if you just ate one less hamburger weekly, you would save about 1,000 gallons of water and 15 pounds of CO2 emissions per year.
So, next time you’re at the grocery store, reach for the tofu instead of the beef.
Your health and the planet will thank you.
If you’re really struggling to give up meat, try making a #MeatlessMonday once a week.
It’s a great way to reduce your meat consumption and see how you feel.
Who knows, you might even find that you prefer it!
Just don’t tell the carnivores!