Listen, there are many reasons to avoid eating meat from the animal kingdom, but I thought I would dive into my top three today and share some knowledge with ya’ll. I am backed up by my not so ”clueless” friend Alicia Silverstone, she is definitely spearheading this whole vegetarian movement in LA. Rock it out girl.
If you absolutely must eat our four legged friends, buy organic, grass-feed creatures and perhaps scale down on the number of times you eat meat per week. I am a fan of Paul McCartney’s Meatless Mondays. Why not try it? Come on, it’s one freak’in day…
Top Reasons to Avoid Meat
Meat is bad for your battery (aka. the heart): ”Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. Number one. Not breast cancer… not mascara poisoning… Heart disease! And meat eating is a major contributor. You see, meat contains lots of saturated fat. Saturated fat elevates your blood cholesterol, and causes the plaque to clog your arteries. Clogged arteries lead to high blood pressure or – even worse – a stroke or a nice juicy heart attack.”
Meat can cause osteoporosis: Ehhh yeah you need to start thinking about this now, and not when your 70 years old… ”When you eat meat, your blood becomes acidic, and that’s no cool; acidic blood can lead to all sorts of nasty problems… In order to balance all the acidity, your bones come to the rescue by releasing some of their minerals. This leaves your blood nice and balanced, but your bones weak.”
Meat is hard for the tummy to digest: ”Fiber is the broom that sweeps out your intestines, moving food through your digestive tract and helping to eliminate waste. Meat contains absolutely no fiber. It gets stuck down there, creating a funky, stuck, acid environment.” Colon cancer anyone? Yikes!
(Source for quotes: The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone, page 16-17).