Put More Plants On Your Plate - Eat Clean, Go Green challenge, powered by Compass One Healthcare - Day 1 Tip 4266

Put More Plants On Your Plate - Eat Clean, Go Green challenge, powered by Compass One Healthcare - Day 1 Tip

Eating more whole, plant-based foods is better for you and the environment. Today’s challenge is to eat less meat and more plants.

Grazing animals and food production distribute greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, which hurt the environment. A huge culprit is cattle. The Environmental Working Group says that “beef consumption produces over twice as many carbon emissions as eating lamb and more than 9 times as much as eating chicken.”

Animal products like meat and dairy have a huge environmental footprint on our croplands. Simply eating less beef is a simple way to make a positive impact on your environment and your health. You can also feel confident knowing that diets rich in plant-based foods:
  • Support the immune system
  • Reduce inflammation, which is linked to conditions like cancer and arthritis
  • Help maintain a healthy weight
  • Lower risk for conditions like stroke, diabetes, cancer, and even some mental illnesses
  • Improve digestion with increased fiber intake

Today’s goal is to substitute some animal products (meat and dairy) with more plant-based foods. Try any of these options:
  • Ancient grains like quinoa, buckwheat, oats, or chia seeds
  • Kale, spinach, or other leafy greens
  • Meat substitutes for burgers or crumbled ground beef
  • Alternatives to dairy milk, like coconut, almond, or oat milk

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