Last week, Los Angeles became the largest city in the world
to endorse the meatless Monday campaign. Will your household be next?
Though lean meat and animal products can be part of a
healthy and balanced diet, limiting your consumption of it—and upping your
intake of other protein sources, like quinoa, nuts and beans as well as fresh
fruits and veggies—can give your health and the environment a big-time boost.
How? Well, eating red meat can raise your cholesterol,
increasing your eventual risk for certain diseases affecting your heart and
other important organs. Eating lots of red meat is also linked to weight gain.
Environmentally speaking, raising livestock takes up far more resources than
growing plants that can provide similar nutrients. And while meat does supply you with tons of protein and
minerals like iron, exploring other food groups will help diversify your
palate—and that’s always a good
So what do you think? Will you try the meatless Monday
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 11/19/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN how to be a vegetarian, how to be a vegan, healthy eating 101