I believe in the importance of not eating meat every day of the week. Some people might find this tricky, but try not to eat it every lunch and dinner for the benefit of your health. Various studies have actually revealed the following results due to eating less meat:
- Weight loss
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduced chance of getting diabetes
- Reduced change of getting cancer
- Healthy skin
- Smell better
- Increases happiness
- Increases energy
I personally couldn’t be a vegetarian as I enjoy meat, I would find it extremely difficult to get my daily allowance of protein and not to mention the cost of the foods I would need to buy to maintain my health. I think for most people they do not have the time and money to commit to this lifestyle and most of us enjoy a ‘cheeky Nandos’ now and again 😉
However, if you could cut out meat all together or simply reduce it here are some of negative points of consuming meat that you would be avoiding:
- Meat puts a lot of strain on your colon and your brain contributing to things like Alzheimers disease.
- Build up of unwanted hormones
- E.coli and other bacterial infections
- Shorter life span in comparison to a vegetarian
Below is my Wednesday vegetarian dinner, a combination of healthy vegetables, seeds and feta cheese, inspired by fitness expert Clean Eating Alice.
As the colours show, this dinner is filled with all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals you need and it is extremely filling. The sweet potato is there as a healthy carb as I went to the gym today.
- Roasted sweet potato
- Sun flower seeds
- Lemon juice
All of this mixed together in a bowl with salt and pepper to flavour.
Enjoy, stay healthy 🙂