It’s That Time of Year Again – Time for the week long
Last year my husband, who grew up on meat, dairy and potatoes took the pledge and said he never felt better, and he lost weight too in just one week! Since then he has devoted at least 2 days a week to eat vegan, and as the year went on joined me in more and more vegan meals. If Dean can take the pledge you can too!
Compassion Over Killing, a non-profit animal rights advocacy group says US Veg Week “is a nationwide effort encouraging people to choose meat-free foods as a way to build a kinder, cleaner, and healthier world.” So here are some reasons and tips for going veg for just one week and maybe, like my husband, a few more:
Pledge to Go Veg for Your Health!
Eating a plant based diet can help prevent and reverse illness including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure and obesity. The US Dietary Advisory Committee’s 2015 report found, a diet higher in plant-based foods and lower in animal-based foods is “more health promoting and associated with less environmental impact than is the current average US diet.” Another study finds adoption of a vegan diet could save 8 million human lives and trillions of dollars by 2050. And eating no meat, dairy, and animal products doesn’t have to be expensive or tasteless. Meals made with grains, beans, veggies, nut milks costs far less than meat and dairy. Check out the recipe section of my website for cost effective, easy to make,healthy vegan meals. Watch my Blog, Twitter and Instagram for more tips to eat Veg all this week. And when you take the pledge you’ll be signed up to receive coupons and freebies from sponsors.
Pledge to Go Veg for the Planet!
According to a United Nations report, “18% of all global human–induced greenhouse gas emissions comes from animal agriculture and is a leading cause of biodiversity loss, resource depletion, pollution and global warming.” By eliminating dairy and meat from your diet, you help sustain the planet and our future.
Pledge to Go Veg for the Animals!
Nine billion, yes billion, land and aquatic animals are raised and killed for food every year? While we all need to eat, these animals for the most part are housed on factory farms where the sole purpose is to raise as many animals as fast as possible in the least amount of space, simply for slaughter. About half the water used in the U.S. is to raise animals for food. It takes more than 2400 gallons of water to produce just 1 pound of meat! Contrast this to 25 gallons to grow 1 pound of wheat. Take the Veg Pledge and you’ll save your health, the planet, and precious animals. And this is in just 7 days of eating delicious, dairy free and meat free food. So come on, take the Veg Pledge with me and countless others including your neighbors, athletes, and celebrities. Do it for your health, the Earth and the animals. Plus, can you really say No to this face?
What recipes are you trying during Veg Week? What new foods will you add to your meal plans this week? Share your thoughts in our comments section.