Meat reduction and elimination has been linked to lower risks of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, digestion problems, inflammation, high cholesterol, and more. Meat consumption is also one of the leading causes of antibiotic resistance in our food supply and a large contributor to unhealthy offerings at fast food and supermarket chains everywhere. While you could easily go to a doctor and get a medication to treat one of these health issues above, consistently eating an unhealthy diet will eventually lead to problems.
Why Going Meatless is a Win for Your HealthInstead of masking the problem and bandaging the symptoms, we’ve got to start treating the problem directly. That starts with our ability and privilege to choose what we eat every single day. We do have a choice and it’s much easier than we realize.
However, giving up meat doesn’t mean turning to unhealthy meat alternatives or just eating vegan junk food. It means turning to real foods that supply the body with essential proteins, vitamins, and minerals to not only improve the heart, blood, and immune system, but also keep your energy up and digestion working well. All of these are key to a healthy body.
Let’s take a look at some of the top foods to eat once the meat is off your plate …
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Mineral rich foods include all foods that are high in magnesium, iron, calcium, manganese, copper, and more. Magnesium is crucial to optimal energy levels along with muscle repair, lowering blood pressure, digestive regularity, and optimizing your mood. Iron is essential to a healthy metabolism and is quite simple to get enough of on a plant-based diet. Calcium can keep your nails strong, prevents bone loss, and unlike calcium found in animal sources, plant-based options don’t cause inflammation. Eat these mineral-rich foods: almonds, cashews, hemp seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, mulberries, quinoa, amaranth, teff, oats, walnuts, raisins, goji berries, millet, flax, kale, spinach, broccoli, beans, legumes, bananas, figs, dates, oranges, cacao, avocado, and coconut. Talk about variety!