Tuesday 7 June 2016

Eating less meat is good for you (and the planet too)

Next Monday (June 13th) is World Meat Free Day. This is a day for raising awareness about the benefits of reducing one's meat intake.

Meat Free Monday is not about giving up meat forever (although you could), but about showing just how easy it is to eat less meat. And there are many benefits to reducing meat intake.

Carbon emissions are reduced. Water consumption is reduced. Fat intake is reduced. Calorie intake is reduced. Eating less meat is good for you, and for the planet.

I would encourage all to visit the Meat Free Monday website.

I quote:

If you give up meat for just one meal, you would save:
·         Enough carbon emissions to boil a kettle 388 times
·         The daily water usage of nine people
·         Up to 11g of fat, equivalent to two whole teaspoons of butter
·         Up to 90 calories, about as much as two rich tea biscuits

No-one could argue with the idea of being personally healthier, and having a healthier planet. I would encourage all to do it for themselves, and they can help the planet too.

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