Most of you know I’m a pretty dedicated Veg Head. I bloody love veggies. They rock my world.
But you might not know the reasons (apart from the fact that they are DELICIOUS) that I am an almost 100% Plant Powered person!
Well, they are very straight forward. In fact there are just four to remember:
- Environment : The farming (in particular intensive modern factory farming) of animals is one of the biggest drivers of climate change. In fact, modern farming contributes to as much, if not more, greenhouse gas emissions than the whole worlds transport emissions.
- Animal Welfare : Modern farming is incredibly cruel, mostly not just at the point of slaughter, but the whole way throughout the animals life. I just don’t like hurting animals.. any of them.
- Health : Eating more veggies is better for you. Plus you can absolutely get all the protein you need & all the vitamins. It’s true. Pinky Promise. Also, eating more veggies & less meat is proven to reduce risk of modern diseases, such as type 2 diabetes & the risk of some cancers.
- Food Equity : If we want to live in a world where no one goes hungry, we need to all start eating more plants. Currently a huge percentage of vegetable crops goes to feeding animals, in order to feed us. Which is a ridiculously inefficient way of feeding the world.
These reasons aren’t in any particular order, actually, to me they are all very good reasons on their own to eat less meat and more plants, but if you want to read more in-depth about why I believe these four very good reasons, head over to No Meat May where one of my, dear friends has written them down succinctly and convincingly and in much more depth.
So What Is No Meat May?
If you’re curious as to if you could give up meat.. to increase your health, help the world and decrease both animal & human suffering.. we have a challenge for you..
No Meat May.
- Challenge yourself.. Give up meat.. or if you’re already less of a meat head- go vegan, for the month of May.
- Challenge your friends… Get them to give up with you, or invite them out- or to your house- for a veggie feast.
- Get involved…(See here for ideas!)
- Get to love the veggies. Try some new dishes.. trust me we have quite a few that are A) easy peasy and B) won’t leave you feeling bored or like you are missing out. If you’re looking for even more ideas, we have a pinterest board dedicated to scrummy veggie-centric meals- its’ here .. No Meat May Inspirational Dishes to Try.
- Oh- and then spread the word with a #vegelfie. Post your veggie selfie on all your social networks & let everyone know the reasons you’re taking part.
Here’s me doing my best veg loving selfie.
Tag your own #Vegelfie on Insta, Facebook or Twitter & join in…..