One Month Without Meat - Could You Do It? - 24Seven Wellness & Living

Have you ever thought about eliminating meat from your diet completely? Would you be willing to try it if you could reduce inflammation, boost gut health, cut cholesterol levels, lose weight and prevent disease?

So here’s a small guide to what happens to your body when you do just that for 30 days.

COOL INFLAMMATION.

Inflammation is making big news these days and rightly so as it affects every aspect or our overall health, in fact it is the primary cause of nearly every disease seen today. If you were to eliminate meat from your diet for one month and start eating a plant-based diet your overall inflammatory markers may reduce quite drastically. Plant-based diets contain naturally anti-inflammatory foods, are rich in fiber, and are low in saturated fats. Studies have shown that those who adopt a plant-based diet have lower levels of the inflammatory maker, C-reactive protein.

YOUR MICROBIOME WILL THANK YOU.

The microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria and many of them are in the gut helping us digest food. Meat products promote the growth of pathogenic bacteria, while plant-based foods high in fiber promote healthy bacteria which in turn assist the gut to remain in good health. A healthy gut is essential for overall health, and believe it or not it actually only takes a couple of days to change your gut health patterns which means you may see the results of eliminating meat within just a few short days.

 REDUCE YOUR RISK OF CANCER.

There are so many toxic food options today that it has become incredibly more difficult to steer clear of cancer promoting foods. Plant-based diets have been studied and proven to be a proactive way to reduce disease and promote longevity. A plant-based diet is also higher in antioxidants which of course are natural cancer fighters and assist in the reduction of free radicals in the body.

CHOLESTEROL LEVELS WILL DROP.

There have been a number of studies that have reported the benefits of a vegan diet on cholesterol levels.  In fact one study found that cholesterol levels could drop by up to 35% with plant-based eating. By eliminating meat from your diet, you may be able to reduce your cholesterol levels just as well as a cholesterol medication would.

Try it for one month. Have your doctor check your blood pressure, cholesterol levels etc. and try a plant-based diet for one month.  Repeat the tests and see if you had underestimated the power of this type of eating. Who knows it could save your life!