Ever heard about this trend originated in the US? The international campaign was initiated by the U.S. Food Administration during world war 1 and urged families to reduce consumption of key staples. It was restarted in 2003 as a public health awareness program. Meatless Mondays suggest avoiding meat for a day in order to improve your own health and have a positive impact on the planet.
Plenty scientific studies support this idea. For example, many surveys prove that people perceive Mondays as a chance to implement healthy habits and continue them throughout the week. Mondays are seen as a fresh start and a social context for change since the usual work routine begins. Furthermore, the growing awareness of veganism and climate change encourages more and more people to consider avoiding meat. The most common facts center around the water consumption needed for a burger production, but here´s one that was new to us: The fear of missing out on protein is generally falsified. According to the Meatless Monday initiative website, most Americans eat 1 ½ times more protein than they need each day. This excessive amount of protein often comes from eating too much meat.
Consider eating more vegetables throughout the day and join us on September 30th to learn more about the future of food.
Written by Gloria Fachinger