What is flexitarianism?

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Flexitarism is actually a flexible form of vegetarianism. You don't have to give up meat, you just have to follow Michael Pollan's advice: Basically, eat plants. If that doesn't seem exceptional, we can still mostly eat meat as long as we take more care of what kind of meat we eat.

How to become a flexitarian?

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Although many think so, flexitarianism is not just about removing meat or foods of animal origin from most meals during the day. According to the proponents of this diet, it is about making good, healthy and environmentally conscious nutritional decisions, it is preferable to eat minimally processed nutritionally rich fruits, vegetables, cereals and dairy products. Reducing meat intake can be planned by introducing the following changes:

  • Increase vegetable intake. Salad can be a meal can saturate you: mix, kale or arugula with many other larger such as carrots, beets, corn, broccoli…
  • Replace meat with beans or lentils, which will saturate you equally and are cheaper.
  • Eat nuts and massages made from them.
  • Replace meat with tofu or tempeh.
  • Focus on foods that are nutritionally rich and low in calories.
  • Don’t forget foods like quinoa, a grain that is high in protein and can be prepared in a hundred ways, from sweet to salty.

Is flexitarianism healthy?

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Noting that it is difficult to find research that speaks decisively about flexitarianism, and as there are no rigid rules, this diet reminds us of the Mediterranean subtype, based on fresh local vegetables and fruits, nuts, legumes and cereals, with small fish, homemade eggs . and sour-milk products. It has been proven that this type of diet protects the most from all present chronic non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Besides, these people (flexitarians who don't know their names) have the longest life expectancy.

We are witnessing that the quality of food is declining and that the only way to prevent general change and reduced consumption of industrial products, which, in addition to not being the best for us, are largely polluting the environment.

Inquire in your environment how people eat, how they feel, observe what colleagues eat on a break and what their level of productivity is.

We may have convinced you that it is necessary to reduce meat consumption, although our goal was not to persuade, but we will also answer the question - what is the diet that will give us more energy, better health and preserve our environment, and indirectly us.

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