Useful 13:50 04 Jul 2021

July 4 is the Day of Independence from… meat!

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Every year, more and more people switch to vegetarian and vegan diets. There are various reasons: health benefits or ethical values ​​and environmental consequences. Even if you're a regular meat-eater, Independence from Meat Day is your opportunity to try different cuisine, take a fresh look at familiar products, or try something completely new. After all, eliminating meat from your diet for one day won't hurt, and guarantees to slightly reduce the suffering of animals.

History of Independence from Meat Day

Not surprisingly, Meat Independence Day falls on July 4, one of the most popular days in the United States for grilling meat. After all, it's on this day that Americans celebrate US Independence Day. At the same time, vegans and vegetarians are often convinced that eating meat is addictive and harmful to the human body and the environment. After all, many studies indicate a link between meat consumption and various diseases and the impact of animal husbandry on the environment.

Of course, science hasn't proven that meat is deadly to us. However, evidence-based medicine recommends reducing meat consumption, as people often eat more than the recommended amount. However, there are some strong arguments against it, including grilled meat. Studies show that soot produced from grilled meat has significantly higher levels of carcinogens than meat cooked in any other way. So, grilled meat is much worse for health than any other way of cooking meat. In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) classifies processed meat as a group 1 carcinogen.

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