Meat and Two Veg

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Words by Shaun Cooney

There is an obsession In the UK that a meal is not a meal without meat and I’ve come to realise that this is not the case. Meat doesn’t need to be the biggest thing on the plate which is always at the front of the menu description with veg as a side or after thought. Now I am a meat eater, and I do enjoy meat. But in recent years I have begun to eat meat just a few times a week. I don’t feel like I’m missing out and I certainly don’t feel like I’m missing out on any nutrients or protein, in fact, quite the opposite.

The argument that meat offers vitamins and nutrients that vegetables don’t I find void. With the health and fitness of this nation the way it is, it’s clearly not getting the right vitamins from the meat they are eating. The importance of a balanced diet has never been more vital than now.

We as human beings should be treating our bodies with more respect by ensuring that we are not focusing our dinners on meat and forgetting about the importance of the vegetables that go along side them. We should all be making more conscious decisions to swap a Coke for a super juice, a pasty for an apple and even making a totally vegetarian dinner a few times a week. With just a few changes your body will thank you will more energy, the ability to get out of bed easier and an altogether better feeling inside.


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