Is going meatless good for you?

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Sources tell us that decreasing our meat consumption is good for the planet. For instance, it conserves water, reduces our carbon footprint, and more. Plus, eating less meat may be healthier in general!

 

So, should you consider ditching meat altogether, or simply try to emphasize plant-based foods in your diet? Whatever you decide, just be sure that you are aware of the ingredients in your foods prior to consumption.

 

Here are the facts on going meatless:

 


 

WE NEED PROTEIN

Meat products are great ways to get protein, however foods such as eggs & legumes are great sources as well.

 

 

PROCESSED MEAT ALTERNATIVES ARE NOT ALWAYS HEALTHY

Some meat alternatives have high fat and carbohydrate content. Always check the labels on food products before consumption!

 

 

TURKEY BURGER VS BEYOND BURGER®

150 calories

8g Fat

0g Carbohydrates

20g Protein

270 calories

20g Fat

5g Carbohydrates

20g Protein

 

As a medical practice, Red Mountain Weight Loss® advocates for patients to have balanced diets which enable their bodies to function properly. As always, patients should consult with one of our medical providers when considering making lifestyle changes such as decreasing or halting meat consumption altogether.

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