Contemplating the idea of having meat-free days? Whether it's a meatless Monday or simply a meat-free meal, reducing your meat consumption can bring about various advantages. While the positive impact on the environment is a discussion for another day, here are just some of the health benefits of meatless meals.
- Packed with vitamins and minerals
- Cholesterol free and low in fat
- Good source of fibre
- Reduced risk of diet related diseases
- Increased variety of foods
Including a variety of colorful vegetables in your meals can provide a wide range of essential nutrients and health-promoting compounds:
-Yellow and orange vegetables (i.e., carrots, pumpkin, and corn) which are rich in vitamin A and potassium (7).
-Blue and purple vegetables (i.e., eggplant, purple cabbage) are rich in vitamin C, manganese, and B vitamins (7)
-Red vegetables (i.e., red capsicum, tomatoes, beetroot) which are rich in lycopene (7)
-Green vegetables (i.e., kale, spinach) are rich in iron, calcium, and vitamin K (7)
Eating a rainbow of vegetables ensures that you are getting a diverse array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which can help to protect against chronic diseases and support overall health. It's also a great way to add flavor, texture, and visual appeal to your meals.
We’ve made it easy for you to have some meatless days in your diet - here are some of our most popular vege-based meals: