Not only is eating more plant-based foods beneficial for your health, it’s also a way to help improve the lives of farmed animals. Right now, more than 70 billion animals are farmed for food each year – two-thirds in conditions that mean they can’t move freely or live naturally.
Meat reduction has the potential to put an end to some of the cruelest factory farming practices, such as extreme confinement, the overuse of antibiotics, and brutal mutilations. By reducing the demand for meat, World Animal Protection expects that factory farming will be phased out. As overall meat demand declines, a shift towards family farming and practices that are more sustainable and kinder to animals will replace low welfare practices.
In light of the health and animal welfare benefits, we compiled a list of plant-based immune-boosting foods for you to add to your diet!
Citruses and Red Bell Peppers
I’m sure you’re not surprised to see citruses on our list, considering we’ve all been told how oranges are a great source of Vitamin C. But did you know about red bell peppers?! Fun fact, one cup contains 3x the amount of Vitamin C than in one orange! You can also try grapefruits, lemons, or limes. Consume these foods daily to obtain their many healthful benefits.
Don’t forget to include a variety of foods in your diet to ensure proper nutrition; we promise your body will thank you. Hungry for more information on healthy living? Check out our blog on three delicious plant-based recipes!
While you’re at it, why not pledge to reduce your meat consumption? Remember, change begins with you. By doing so, you’ll receive tips on eating healthy and staying strong. Plus, by reducing your meat intake and adding more plants to your diet, you’ll benefit not only your health and the planet but also animals!
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