During the month of November, Cancer Research UK are encouraging their supporters to ditch the meat from their meals and go veggie to raise money for their all important cause.
With it also being World Vegan Day tomorrow (1st November) this could be the perfect opportunity to boost your daily dose of fruit and vegetables, save some money by leaving meat off the food bill and raise vital funds for charity.
If you need a little bit of motivation to eat healthier, what better encouragement is there than raising money for a worthy cause?
Cancer Research’s Top Reasons to do the Veg Pledge
- Raise Money for their Charitable Cause
Help Cancer Research UK beat cancer by donating all the money you raise to their vital work. They research 200 types of cancer, so don’t forget to get those sponsorships for your efforts.
- Reduce Your Risk of Bowel Cancer
By ditching meat, you could reduce your risk of bowel cancer. Eating too much red meat and processed meat can increase the risk of bowel cancer. The guidelines state to try and stay within 70g of processed meat in a day – That’s just 3 slices of ham. By ditching the meat altogether you don’t need to worry about it at all!
- Boost Your Fibre Intake
By taking the meat off your plate, you’re making room for more veg as well as high-fibre foods like tummy-filling pulses and wholegrains. High fibre foods also help to reduce the risk of cancer.
- Save Money!
Meat does not come cheap. What percentage of your food bill is spent on the meat filling up your plates? Take the meat out of your trolley and feel the benefit in your pocket. Not only will you be eating more healthy, your bank balance might start to look a bit healthier too!
- Get Creative with New Recipes
Pledging to eat just veg might seem daunting, but it could also be a lot of fun! There are plenty of ways to make vegetarian meals tasty and exciting. Going veggie for November is a great opportunity to seek out new recipes and experiment with new flavours.
Have you made a Veg Pledge this November?