What’s for dinner in your house tonight? How about a vegetarian dish? Simply reducing animal protein in your diet can lessen your risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer. Many people have found that reducing animal protein consumption can also help increase energy and lower sugar cravings.
At American Heart Association, we believe it is time to leave behind the one-size-fits-all approach to dieting. If we really want to make a difference in our health, we must embrace healthy lifestyles and set healthy diet goals. Join a growing number of people all over the country in pledging to eat meat-free once a week. By taking this step, you will be one step closer to preventing cardiovascular diseases.
How to get started
- Designate one meatless day of the week and if you must eat meat try eating lean meats
- Add more fruits and vegetables to every plate
- Practice portion control
- Reduce your sodium intake
- Don’t forget to increase physical activity