This guest post by designer and BLANCO Design Council member Andie Day speaks to looking good and feeling great with a lifestyle modification that will improve your quality of life and help the planet too. If you’re on the fence about becoming a vegetarian, pescatarian (diet includes fish but no other meat) or simply becoming more health conscious by reducing your weekly consumption of red meat and poultry consider the following:
“As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease.” Worldwatch Institute, “Is Meat Sustainable?”
“If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains, the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.” Environmental Defense Fund. Reported by the Daily Green (http://www.thedailygreen.com/)
Personally, I haven’t consumed red meat for years and poultry since November. It’s been a surprisingly easy transition as alternatives are readily available. Most restaurants offer at least a vegetarian plate or two and savvy supermarket chains with an eye toward the trending vegan lifestyle boast more options than ever before. Two of my favorite lifestyle brands are Gardein (mandarin orange crispy chicken-delish) and Amy’s (California Veggie burger or easy to prepare and frozen meals).
Happy Earth Day. Enjoy and be healthy! Andie xo
For more information visit
For a chance to win a BLANCO water saving faucet, please visit: www.anyluckyday.com.