Going meatless

Posted 04/30/2014 | By HealthCorps

Many doctors and nutritionists recommend going meat free one or more days a week. Even white skinless meat has saturated fat, which has been associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Sometimes the inspiration to cut meat out entirely from your diet can happen, after you find that meat free days are doable and enjoyable.

You might decide that you want to cut out meat entirely from your diet, while still enjoying dairy products, eggs and fish. That approach to a meatless diet is now called being a flexitarian (and one version can still include occasional white meat). A pescatarian eats no meat-but does consume fish, eggs and dairy. A lacto-ovo-vegetarian excludes animals and fish from their diet, but does consume eggs and dairy. An ovo-vegetarian consumes dairy foods, but shuns meat, eggs, fish. A vegan eats only plant-based foods.

Meatless Monday is a program to support going meatless one day a week, on Monday. For more information, check out http://ow.ly/vlR1H.

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