Things that will happen when you REDUCE or STOP Meat Consumption....PLEASE READ!!!!!
1. You’ll reduce inflammation in your body.
If you are eating meat, cheese, and highly processed foods, chances are you have elevated levels of inflammation in your body. Chronic inflammation has been linked to the development of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases, among other conditions. In contrast, predominately plant-based diets are naturally anti-inflammatory, because they are high in fiber, antioxidants, and other phytonutrients, and much lower in inflammatory triggers like saturated fat and endotoxins - toxins released from bacteria commonly found in animal foods.
2. Your blood cholesterol levels will plummet.
Elevated blood cholesterol is a key risk factor for heart disease and strokes, two of the leading killers in the United States. Saturated fat primarily found in meat, poultry, cheese, and other animal products is a major driver of our blood cholesterol levels. Studies show that blood cholesterol levels drop by up to 35% when a more plant-based diet is introduced.
3. You’ll dramatically reduce your chances of getting type-2 diabetes.
An estimated 38 percent of Americans have prediabetes a precursor to type-2 diabetes. Animal protein, especially red and processed meat, has been shown in study after study to increase the risk of type-2 diabetes.
4. You’ll get the right amount and the right type of protein.
The average omnivore in the US gets more than 1.5 times the optimal amount of protein, most of it from animal sources. Contrary to popular perception, this excess protein does not make us stronger or leaner. Excess protein is stored as fat or turned into waste, and animal protein is a major cause of weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, inflammation, and most cancers.