More to Chew On: The Benefits of Going Meatless

By The Chew Crew Jan 14, 2013

As much as we love meat here at The Chew we also enjoy a hearty and heart-healthy veggie dish.  So, today we are celebrating meatless meals.  These meals have countless benefits but a few of the most important ones are listed below.
Improves Your Health
By eating less meat you can reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease.  Hundreds of studies suggest that diets high in fruits and veggies may reduce your risk of cancer.  Additionally, a study at Harvard found that by replacing saturated fat-rich foods like meat and full fat diary with foods rich in poly unsaturated fats like nuts and seeds you can reduce your risk of heart disease by 19%.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
The United Nations estimates that the meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions.
Saves You Money
According to a recent survey, the average family saves $100 per month when they substitute beans, legumes, eggs and nuts for meat.