6 Health Benefits of Eating Less Meat

6 Health Benefits of Eating Less Meat

6 Health Benefits of Eating Less Meat

Our addiction to meat has grown to disproportionate levels. You only have to go back to the middle of the last century to see that at that time we only indulged in eating meat occasionally. Since then, consuming meat on a daily basis has become the norm, bringing a host of associated health issues.

Switching to a flexitarian diet is an easy and manageable way to improve your health. Making a conscious effort to add more meat-free days during the week will help you cut down on the total amount of meat consumed. You can replace it with some wholesome plant-based protein sources, which also happen to be excellent sources of diverse vitamins, fibre, minerals and antioxidants while being low in fat.

How much protein do you need?

Meat is a good source of protein which is a crucial nutrient for cell growth and repair. While it is essential we include proteins as part of a balanced diet, we often get enough as we need less than we tend to think. On average, men should eat 55g and women 45g of protein daily, which is about 2 palm-sized portions of meat, fish, tofu, nuts or pulses.

New Potato & Pea Curry [vegan] by The Flexitarian

New Potato & Pea Curry [vegan]

6 Health Benefits of Eating Less Meat

Time to rethink your diet? A varied plant-based diet including pulses, tofu, beans, seeds, nuts and wholegrains with the occasional additional of higher welfare meat can provide all our protein needs while being beneficial to your health and the planet. Choose to go flexitarian.

Curried Lentil Quiche with Comté [flexitarian] by The Flexitarian

Curried Lentil Quiche with Comté [flexitarian]

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