What Meatless Mondays Can Do to Improve Your Health

A healthy lifestyle that includes proper diet and exercise is imperative to develop an active, well-balanced body and mindset. To achieve a healthy body, medical and scientific communities are recommending a change in our eating habits and the way we think about food.

Cutting some of the ‘fat’ in your diet by practicing Meatless Mondays can improve many aspects of your health and prevent many diseases including:

Heart Disease

A diagnosis of high triglycerides means that your body is converting some of your calorie intake into a type of fat that’s found in fat cells and blood.

If you also have high LDL (bad cholesterol) levels in your blood you may also be at risk of heart disease, strokes, several types of cancer and diabetes.

To lower the heart disease risk associated with high triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, it’s important to improve your diet and include more fruits and vegetables.

Meat contains saturated fat, a known culprit for heart disease, so one way to lower the risk naturally is to cut down on your meat intake. Meatless Mondays are a great way to begin.


Today, the effects of obesity are well known. It’s one of the major concerns in today’s society.

Billions of dollars are spent each year because of the effects that obesity has within our health system, but it continues to grow as a plague that affects both adults and children.

It’s been scientifically proven that those who practice a mainly vegetarian diet have significantly lower instances of obesity and long-term weight gain.

Improving your diet to combat obesity by reducing meat intake can dramatically improve your health and help you live a long and vital life.


The jury is out on officially declaring meat as a direct reason for many types of cancer, but researchers do claim that eating red meat definitely increases the risk for colorectal cancer.

Many scientific medical studies point to red meat and processed meat as a likely cause of other cancers too.

For example, a study by Health-AARP that involved over a half million senior citizens indicated that those who ate mostly red or processed meat during a ten year time span (about four ounces of meat per day) were more apt to die of cancer than those seniors who ate less meat (about two ounces per day).

Premature Death

Meat (especially pork, red and processed meat) has been linked with premature death by many medical and scientific professionals.

In contrast, those who limit their meat intake and focus on a diet that includes mostly fruits and vegetables enjoy a marked increase of life span.

In recent years, findings have supported these claims, and Meatless Mondays have become a more viable option as people strive to lower risk of death-causing diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

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