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Plant-based nutrition reduces the risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity. Introducing more fibre and antioxidants from fruit and vegetables into your body will improve your health and immunity. Vegetal nutrition will also reduce your carbon imprint and slow down global warming, saving precious resources such as drinking water.

Going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It can also help reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel.

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Health benefits: Green Monday is not only easy to join, but also offers considerable health benefits! The leading causes of death today are heart conditions, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Going meatless for a single day during the week is an excellent start in preventing these conditions.

Reduce heart disease: The high level of saturated fats in meat is a risk factor for a number of conditions, especially cardiovascular diseases. Beans, peas, nuts, and seeds contain little or no saturated fats. Reducing saturated fats can help you keep your cholesterol low and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Limit cancer risk: Hundreds of studies suggest that diets high in fruits and vegetables may reduce cancer risk. Meat consumption is associated with colon cancer and other forms of malignant diseases.

Conquer diabetes: Researchers have shown that plant-based nutrition can prevent the risk of diabetes type 2 and even cure it.

Curb obesity: People on low-meat or vegetarian diets have significantly lower body weights and body mass indices. Plant-based nutrition is an excellent source of fibre (which is not contained in foods of animal origin). Fibre gives us the feeling of fullness with fewer calories and less possibility of overeating.

Live longer: Meat and other foods of animal origin consumption is associated with increases in total mortality, cancer mortality and cardiovascular disease mortality.

Improve your diet: Consuming beans or peas results in higher intakes of fibre, protein, folate, zinc, iron and magnesium with lower intakes of saturated fat and total fat.

Help our planet: According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the livestock sector is one of the most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems. The FAO estimates that livestock production is responsible for 14.5 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, while other organisations have estimated it could be as much as 51 per cent. World scientists on the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) agree that we need to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by 80 per cent by 2050 in order to avoid catastrophic climate change.