It’s that time of year again……World Vegetarian Day! I know, I know, you have been waiting all year for this one day to go frolicking with chickens and cows and pigs in a golden pasture to show your support, right? Well that sounds fun, but a more practical way would be to simply not eat meat. But WHY? Here are a few good reasons why I have choosen to cut my meat consumption considerably:
- A well balanced vegetarian diet is known to bestow a wide range of health benefits. Research has shown vegetarians to suffer less heart disease, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, various cancers, diverticular disease, bowel disorders, gall stones, kidney stones, and osteoporosis.
- Vegetarians are far more likely than the general population to eat the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables each day.
- Livestock farming produces huge amounts of greenhouse gas emissions. One study estimated that the farming of animals caused more emissions (18%) than the world’s entire transport system (13.5%).
- (Source Vegetarian Society: https://www.vegsoc.org/)
With that said, I’m going to make a pledge. It will be challenging, grueling and push me to my limit. Would you like to join? Good. Here is goes:
“I, Kara (insert your name here), pledge to not eat meat in the month of October. No if, ands, or buts about it.”
See, that wasn’t so bad! Here’s to a meatless October, Cheers!