NUTRITION CHALLENGE

Have you been thinking about eating less meat and switching to more of a plant-based diet but aren’t quite ready to make the change? It might help to write out all the reasons why it’s a good idea. Research suggests a host of health benefits to eating this way. An eating plan that features less meat and more plant-based foods tends to be lower in saturated fat and calories. That can help with weight management. A more plant-based eating plan may also help support healthy blood pressure. It may help lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, as well. People who eat a more plant-based diet also tend to live longer. Have you started to eat less meat or switched to a plant-based diet? If so, what were your reasons and how do you feel?