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Detox with meat-free Monday’s

The McCartney family are backing leading climate scientists by calling on people to go meat-free one day a week.  The focus of their Meat Free Monday campaign is to encourage people to go veggie for a day to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock, which is among the most serious contributors of global warming.  According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, meat is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, which is significantly less than the 13% from transport emissions.  In addition, more of the Amazon rainforest is lost each year as it is turned into pasture for cattle, and it’s more energy efficient to eat crops directly rather than use them as cattle feed.

Having a meat free day once a week can really have an impact on the environmental mess that we’ve found ourselves in, but it doesn’t have to stop there.  Eating less meat and upping your vegetables can also do wonders for your health.  Vegetarians have been shown to have less heart disease, obesity, premature mortality, and cancer.  In fact, the World Cancer Research Fund recommends eating only up to 500g of red meat per week.  There are so many delicious vegetarian recipes out there, so why not start experimenting?

In know in biased as a non-meat eater, but i dont think it has to stop there.  I think meat-free Mondays are a fantastic opportunity to embrace pure, healthy eating as a whole.  So why not kick-start your week with a detox Monday?  Cut out the culprits: caffeine, alcohol, sugar, meat, wheat and dairy for one day a week, and fill it with detoxifying organic fruit and vegetables, whole grains, lentils, seeds and nuts.  Monday is a perfect post-weekend detox day, so why not give it a go?  You would be making a meaningful contribution to a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable world, as well as a healthier, happier you.

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