Join the challenge! Let’s commit to eating no meat every Monday! That doesn’t mean not to eat or to eat less. It just means to replace your meat portions with ample fruits and vegetables. This will boost your metabolism and offer many other health benefits .
Let’s take control of our health by eating healthy and showing our bodies love through exercise a few times a week.
The following are Health Benefits of committing to eating more fruits and vegetables!
LIMIT CANCER RISK:
Hundreds of studies suggest that diets high in fruits and vegetables may reduce cancer risk. Both red and processed meat consumption are associated with colon cancer.
REDUCE HEART DISEASE:
Recent data from a Harvard University study found that replacing saturated fat-rich foods (for example, meat and full fat dairy) with foods that are rich in polyunsaturated fat (for example, vegetable oils, nuts and seeds) reduces the risk of heart disease by 19%.
Research suggests that higher consumption of red and processed meat increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.
People on low-meat or vegetarian diets have significantly lower body weights and body mass indices. A recent study from Imperial College London also found that reducing overall meat consumption can prevent long-term weight gain.
Red and processed meat consumption is associated with increases in total mortality, cancer mortality and cardiovascular disease mortality.
IMPROVE YOUR DIET.
Consuming beans or peas results in higher intakes of fiber, protein, folate, zinc, iron and magnesium with lower intakes of saturated fat and total fat.
Let’s make a conscious effort to eat more fruits and vegetables starting TODAY!
The following website offers helpful information on Meatless Mondays! There are food ideas on there as well! Check it out.
Join the challenge and say hello to a healthier happier YOU!!!
Lastly, please share your thoughts and meal options below the post in the comments section via pictures or text!
❤ Jasmine Marie