Giving Your Body a Break From Meat Consumption

Take A Break From Meat Consumption For Optimal Health

It’s undeniable that high amounts of meat consumption are unhealthy. However, eliminating it completely is probably impractical for many of us. Therefore, cutting down on meat in any amount is a positive step for your health. Make a commitment and begin simply. Going meatless 1-2 days per week is an excellent way to keep that balance in your diet.

4 Compelling Facts to Inspire Short Breaks From Meat

  1. High meat consumption is linked with increased risk of cancer, obesity, diabetes, strokes, and heart disease.
  2. The digestive system tends to have more difficult time digesting meat over vegetable protein. This results in an overall feeling of low energy. So give your digestive system a little break for some rejuvenation. Even just one day a week will result in overall better digestion for the other six days.
  3. The body also does well with varying different amino acid profiles. It responds better when going back to familiar proteins, as oppose to absorbing the same levels of amino acids all of the time.
  4. Plant based proteins have a significant higher amount of enzymes. Which assists greatly in digestion and the breaking down of nutrients. Enzymes also play important roles in many other cellular functions. A boost in certain enzymes is a great way to amp up the performance of your body. However, please remember that too much of anything is never a good idea. Keep your diet balanced.

Options for Reducing Meat Consumption

It is especially relevant to consider taking breaks from consuming meat as a preventative health practice. One simple method to start off with is choosing one day a week to go meatless.

There are many plant-based alternatives that are tasty and filling. Recipes often include tofu, lentils, beans, mushrooms, eggplant, cauliflower, and potato. Recently, the versatile jackfruit has particularly emerged as a star among meat substitutes.

Try This Simple Recipe for Organic Vegetarian Chili

  1. Saute 1 large organic onion, 2 cloves of organic garlic, 2 Tbls of organic chili powder, and 2 tsp of ground organic cumin until onions are soft.
  2. Add a 14-16 oz can of organic diced tomatoes and 1 cup water to simmer for 10 minutes
  3. Add one can (appox. 15 oz) each of organic black beans, kidney beans, and white beans. Cook uncovered for about 15 minutes
  4. Season with salt and organic pepper

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This recipe yields about 6 servings. Some people like to serve it with organic cornbread, polenta, organic cheese, or sour cream on top. A Vegan alternativeĀ could be guacamole. Feel free to add your own variations. You may also like to include vegetables such as zucchini and carrot.

An Exciting Introduction Into a New World of Plant-Based Cuisine

After you find a few plant-based recipes you really like, you’ll want to try more and more. Any changes are hard at first, but give it time. Your body will thank you!

**Always choose organic and non-GMO ingredients for your meatless meals. Learn the importance here and here.