A new movement is gaining momentum around the world: It's called Meatless Monday, and the goal is to bring awareness to our tendency to overconsume animal products. Ultimately, it serves as a way to improve our health and lessen our impact on the environment.
According to the campaign: "On average, Americans consume 8 ounces of meat per day – 45% more than the USDA recommends. Going meatless once a week can reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It can also help limit your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel."
If you've ever talked to a Pharmaca practitioner, they've probably recommended a diet full of leafy greens and whole grains--and low in foods high in saturated fat like red meat. Meatless Mondays are the perfect way to pay more attention to your diet, to try healthy new recipes and to feel good about eating food that isn't so taxing on the environment.
Want to join the Meatless Monday movement? Sign the pledge at meatlessmonday.com, find delicious recipes on Whole Living's blog every Monday and encourage your friends and family to consider going meatless just one day a week. Doesn't that feel better?