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Healthy Monday @ UR

Week #3: Meatless Monday

Every Monday is a Meatless Monday in Douglass Dining Center. By eating meatless just once per week you will have significant improvements in your health and you will positively impact the environment. Eating meatless once per week has shown to reduce the likelihood for heart disease, shrink the risk of cancer, lower blood pressure, and reduce the chance of becoming diabetic. While eating meatless, you should try to eat green foods with high dietary nitrates (such as spinach, kale, beans). These green foods will help improve your energy levels and also help your muscle's efficiency. Eating meatless will also reduce your calorie and assist in your ability to lose weight! So why not try it out?

Need some meatless recipes? We have found some great websites for dorm-friendly meatless cooking! Enjoy!

What are people saying about Meatless Monday?

"I consciously follow Meatless Monday… When I compare how I feel after a lunch of beans and rice and veggies versus the turkey, potato, gravy meal, I realize that I have a more productive afternoon… I find that it helps me keep my weight in check, and I know that this type of diet is associated with lower risks for some cancers and heart disease, so I figure it will help me stay healthier…"

"If we do it one plate at time, one meal, one day, we are ratcheting down the impact on our environment. We start with one day a week and then, who knows, maybe we can change our habits for a lifetime."

"[Meatless Monday] is 'really a simple solution to get a message out,' says Judy Caplan, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a dietitian in Vienna, Va. 'What I like about it is, they are not proselytizing, they are offering a solution [to cut fat intake]. . . It also gets people thinking about how to get protein without relying on meat.' "

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