Year 2020 is the year of change for everyone. Why do we say so? With the emergence of a new virus Covid-19, more people are starting to change their lifestyle and diet to have healthier hopes for a longer and better quality of life. As more patients succumb to the virus, it is evident that living a healthy lifestyle can reduce risks by preventing us from having underlying issues that can contribute to a higher risk of infection and other health concerns.
2020 was a year of change for many people – and their diets. Research released by Nielsen reveals more than 13 million Brits cut down on their meat consumption during the UK’s first lockdown of 2020 – and manufacturers, restaurants and supermarkets are responding accordingly. So, what does 2021 have in store for us vegetarians and vegans? From mock-meat to freezer meals, tofu to tempeh, read on to discover the trends which look set to play a big role during the year ahead. - Article from Vegetarian Society
We are seeing our favourite food to be less healthy if overconsumed consistently over many years (yes we love our deep-fried, fatty milky curry, nasi kandar and fast food!). Not only that, our grocery items are heavily made out of processed food such as sausages, pepperoni, chicken ham, instant noodles, instant soup and even canned food.
Goo said plant-based diets are beneficial to health because they are high in fibre, vitamins and minerals while being low in saturated fat. Because of that, she said it helps you manage your weight and may reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. - Malaymail.com
What are the benefits of going meat-free?
Consuming more vegetables and plant-based meals naturally gives you a healthier body. We are not eating enough nutrients from plants! Not only that, farming of livestock and producing of meat products actually produces more greenhouse gasses that cause climate change and environmental impact. So by reducing the consumption of meat (even just for a day), it can help you live healthier, and contribute to the environment.
But, how to suddenly change?! I still love what I eat!
We are not requesting you to change your lifestyle cold turkey! Changing a meal a day, or every week (make it Monday), or even a week (World’s Meat Free Week starts on 27th September!) is already an achievement to a healthier lifestyle. How about we join World Meat-Free Week?
How to join?
Try just one meal #WorldMeatFreeWeek. Join the week’s challenge and share your progress on social media by using the hashtag.
For ideas and inspirations on recipes, check out: https://www.worldmeatfreeweek.com/recipes
For more information on Meat-Free, read more here: https://www.worldmeatfreeweek.com/blog
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