Vegetarian Month: What is it and how can you participate!
by Pia M.
October 24, 2022
2 MIN READ
October is Vegetarian Month! Vegetarian Month is about becoming aware of vegetarian diets and how they are benefitting our planet! 41% of UK species have declined since the 1970s and we should be eating 31% less meat by 2030 which can be achieved by just 2 meatless days a week.😲
Lots of people think being vegetarian just means taking away meat from your meals. However, what distinguishes them more is the different types of vegetarian diets they follow. There are so many varieties of vegetarian diets ranging from pescetarian, lacto-vegetarian, or fully vegan!
There have been concerns that vegetarian diets can be more restrictive than the diet of a person who eats animal products. This does not have to be the case though! The key is to incorporate enough fruits, vegetables, grains, and fibre to provide all of the valuable nutrients that your body needs.🍓
Benefits of a vegetarian diet:
- It boosts your heart health: vegetarian diets mean decreasing your cholesterol levels, reducing your risk for heart disease and high blood pressure 💚
- Helps the environment: In addition to a reduction in greenhouse gases, vegetarian diets could reduce water consumption in agriculture by 27% to 41%♻️
- Reduce risk of food borne illnesses 🤒
- Reduced animal extinction 🐐
How you can participate in vegetarian month:
Vegetarian month is all about shining light on beautiful and delicious vegetarian dishes that can be made. We aren’t saying that you need to fully change your diet and become vegetarian, but try Meatless Mondays or cutting out a certain type of animal product for the month, or even just educating yourself about vegetarian diets and how they can help the environment.😍 Maybe you’ll find a delicious recipe you want to try along the way!😉