Why Meatless Monday Should Be Part of Your Healthy Monday Reset

January 1st, 2018


New Year’s is commonly thought of as the time to make a fresh start. However, the beginning of the calendar year isn’t the only time you can make positive changes to your lifestyle. Research shows that many people – 58 percent – also consider Monday to be a chance to start something new. Using Monday as a day to reset or recommit to a new practice gives you more than 50 chances to start fresh! This year, New Year’s Day falls on a Monday, so you can kick off your Monday habits on New Year’s Day, and continue them the rest of the year. One of the best things you can do is incorporate Meatless Monday into your week.

Science is certain: the rise of meat consumption plays a significant role in global warming and climate change. It also is at the root of the increasing rates of preventable, non-communicable diseases. Despite this research, many people still have questions and concerns about switching to a plant-based diet as a way to remedy these global problems. However, it isn’t necessary for people to give up meat entirely in order to make an impact on their health and the health of the planet. Reducing meat consumption even one day a week has been shown to have an impact on the rise in global temperature; it also has great effects on physical health, such as lowering blood pressure and cholesterol as well as the risk for stroke and heart disease.

Meatless Monday can be that one day a week. Just one day with all plant-based meals is a great step in a positive direction for you, your family, or even your school or workplace. It’s easy to go meat-free with a little information and delicious recipes. Even the most dedicated carnivores have found vegan and vegetarian recipes that are satisfying, full of protein, and simple to make while having plenty of variety. When you reset this Monday, go meatless and make a difference!

We even found a few recipes to start you off.