Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Promoting Meatless Monday

Trim the fat on Meatless Monday
January 7, 2009

Ready to go meatless?

In association with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Meatless Monday national public health campaign is designed to help Americans prevent four of the leading causes of premature death -- heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.

Meatless Monday encourages Americans to move toward a more balanced approach to healthy eating by limiting their intake of meat and artery-clogging saturated fat, and adding more fruits, vegetables and whole grains to the diet.

Americans consume too much saturated fat. Going meatless once a week is a simple way to lower saturated fat intake.

The campaign, which defines "going meatless" as abstaining from red meat, poultry and high-fat dairy products, provides guidelines for safe fish consumption for women and children. If you're searching for meatless recipes, shopping lists or advice from nutrition experts, check out

And if you want a great meatless meal to serve on Monday, or any day of the week, try our Black Bean and Brown Rice Burritos. Link

Isn’t it interesting that there is an effort to eliminate meat from people’s diet for a day but no mention of cutting back on things that really aren’t good for you like all of the junk food that people tend to eat. Also, why don’t they promote an exercise program? To read this article at face value you would assume that just giving up meat one day a week will solve their list of health problems. The truth is that there are many cuts of meat that are very lean and will fit into any type of diet.

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