Eating less meat and more veggies can benefit your health in a number of ways. It may help you control your weight, your blood pressure, and your cholesterol levels. That can help lower your risk of heart disease. You don’t have to go cold turkey and stop eating meat altogether. But you can look for ways to cut back on meat and eat more plant-based meals. And you can replace the meat in lots of meals with plant-based protein sources like beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains.