National Vegetarian Week is the perfect reason to give vegetarian food a go!
Whether it’s going veggie all week or just for one meal – you’ll still be making a real difference.
Research suggests that predominantly plant-based diets may be a healthier way to eat, with fewer reported cases of obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes in non-meat eaters. Specifically, those with high blood pressure may benefit – this is because studies show a lower incidence of elevated blood pressure in those following a vegetarian diet.
Plant-based food also generally has a lower carbon footprint, so by choosing more veggie meals, you’re making real carbon savings! The amount of carbon saved by your veggie dinner can be the same as driving long distances in a car.
The National Vegetarian Week recipes are all carbon-calculated, allowing you to see the difference you’re making by swapping even a single meal for a veggie one this week.
It’s easy to get involved: check out the recipes, spread the word on social media, eat some delicious veggie food and…make your meals better by miles!
If you or someone you know would like to find out more about making dietary changes, ask us for a referral to one of our PCN dietitians.