Meatless Monday

Increased Vegetarianism

Environmental need for meatless Monday

Reduce Greenhouse Gases —Studies show that meat production produces significantly more greenhouse gases than vegetables, including carbon dioxide, Methane and Nitrous Oxide – the three main contributing sources of greenhouse gas. Beef was found to produce a total of 30 kg of greenhouse gas (GHG) per kg of food, while carrots, potatoes and rice produce .42, .45 and 1.3 kg (GHG) per kg of food, respectively.

Health wise:

Meatless Monday will observe World Diabetes Day by trying to raise awareness of the role diet and exercise can play in addressing this disease. In addition, we are offering a number of delicious Meatless Monday recipes that are diabetic friendly.

Advantages of meatless Monday

Improve The Nutritional Quality of Your Diet—Going meatless encourages consumption of plant-based sources of protein, like beans and peas. Consuming beans and peas results in a higher intake of fiber, protein, folate, zinc, iron, and magnesium. Also, diets high in beans and peas are associated with lower intakes of saturated fat and total fat.

Research on vegetarians:

Research has shown that vegetarians are 50 percent less likely to develop heart disease, and they have 40 percent of the cancer rate of meat-eaters. Plus, meat-eaters are nine times more likely to be obese than vegans are.

Darron Jackson

Work Cited

Meatless Monday, (2014). Why Meatless? - Meatless Monday. [online] Available at: http://www.meatlessmonday.com/about-us/why-meatless/ [Accessed 10 Nov. 2014].