And Wheatless Wednesdays
Meatless Mondays. Healthy Living Magazine
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Sir Paul McCartney, Oprah, Emily Deschanel, Bob Harper, Olivia Wilde and Kate Moss are adopting and supporting Meatless Monday. We haven’t heard yet from Lady Gaga but we’ve put out feelers.
madison avenue manipulations
After going to their website and reading about Sid Lerner, the founder of Meatless Mondays, one sees that this bit of so-called planetary goodness also has its roots in Madison Avenue manipulations—since Sid was the creative mind behind the ad campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the world like Charmin and Johnson Wax.
meat eating and degredation
Actually, Meatless Monday, despite being a ripe forcommercial exploitation, isn’t such a bad idea. After all, according to the group, meat eating contributes to environmental degradation and poor individual health.
Lerner teamed up with the John Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health and together they started the nonprofit campaign in 2003. Their goal was to foster dietary guidelines with less meat and more fruit and veggies. “With the average American eating as much as 75 more pounds of meat each year than in generations past, our message of ‘one day a week, cut out meat’ is a way for individuals to do something good for themselves and for the planet,” says the organization.
food wins wars
What might seem novel dates to World War I when the US Food Administration told dutiful citizens “Food Will Win the War.” Some 13 million families signed onto the first Meatless Monday and Wheatless Wednesday that Franklin D. Roosevelt revived during World War II and was continued through the Truman years when America fed post-war Europe.
healthy means less meat
Long to get back into your little black dress? Adding more veggie meals to your diet curbs weight, limits cancer risk and lengthens your life, says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which concluded that a vegetarian diet is nutritionally adequate for people of all ages and throughout all stages of life with health advantages including a lower risk of heart disease, hypertension and type 2 diabetes.
meatless mondays in schools
Hundreds of individual schools and entire school districts across the US, including those of Los Angeles and Baltimore, are adopting Meatless Mondays. Last fall, the Philadelphia City Council passed a Meatless Monday resolution that includes its whole school district. For one day a week, processed meats like sausages and bacon are replaced with vegetarian meals. Considering the fact that sausage and bacon are cured with nitrite, a chemical that forms nitrosamines in children’s bodies, and whose consumption is linked to leukemia and brain cancer—it might not be such a bad idea after all.
super foods to replace meat
Start every Monday with healthy plant-based meals (see our recipes). Why
not do it with a friend and have fun trying out Meatless Mondays?
Phyto Pro-V breaks the myth that all vegetable-based protein is tasteless.Each scoop in chocolate or vanilla supplies 20 grams of protein from rice, peas and hemp, and it’s rich in the same amino acids that athletes require for building muscles and those that must be obtained from food sources. It does this without gluten, dairy, egg, soy and wheat, ensuring a hypoallergenic raw food blend that won’t put your digestive system on alert. Plus a more alkaline system is created in your body thanks to the raw-source greens within Phyto-Pro-V, which assists with bone building and cancer prevention.
Dr. Praeger’s supplies easy –to- prepare meatless California and Kale burgers, also TexMex, Bombay, Asian and Thai flavors.
For on the go eating, Kashi’s low-sodium, low-fat, plant-based meals can make a quick snack wholesome.
Lightlife Smart Dogs and Smart Sausages will make believers out of anybody who dares stray from their carnal love; kids won’t know the difference anyway.
Speaking of which, veggie chicken tenders will fool the kids all of the time with Morningstar Farms® Chik'n Nuggets. They are completely passable and the children won’t know they contain 49% less fat than real chicken nuggets.
Daiya Cheddar Style Shreds can make tortillas Mexican style without any real moo power.
Earth Balance’s Original Buttery Spread and Vegan Buttery Sticks offer the texture and feel of the real thing.
Follow Your Heart offers a Vegan Gourmet Cheese Alternative makes the panini one which lacks nothing. Have some Rice Dream non-diary dairy beverages or Silk Soymilk. Top off your bagel with Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese.
If you must enjoy the sea, Gardeins’ golden fishless filet or Match Vegan Ground Crab Meat, May Wah Vegetarian Market is there with Vegan Shrimp Ball.
It would be a pretty thought to believe that the meat we consume is from cows grazing on open fields, living a blissful life until the fateful day of slaughter. This couldn’t be further from reality. Except for the few organically raised and grass fed herbs sprinkled throughout the nation, most commercial meat is from animals that are raised on crowded industrial factory farms and given sub-therapeutic antibiotics to keep illness under control and stimulate growth. The cattle in the US are also given estrogenic growth hormones to make them larger, and residues of these implanted drugs show up in the flesh that people consume. Pork is fed sulfamethazine, with residues we eat. Meat and dairy are eaten by more than 90% of the population and the industry that supplies these products to the public takes a toll on water supplies that become contaminated from nitrate and by the massive amounts of waste produced.
1,850 vs 39 gallons of water
“Approximately 1,850 gallons of water are needed to produce a single pound of beef,” according to Meatless Mondays. Whereas, only 39 gallons of water are needed to produce a pound of vegetables.