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Want to eat healthier? These changes may be all you need
Sunday, 19 July · 2 min read

If you’re trying to improve your diet -- and you’re not a vegetarian or vegan -- a quick way to do this could be eating less meat, particularly red meat.

Many studies show that eating too much meat can affect both your health and the planet. Swapping it for plant-based foods can reduce your risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.

This is because red meat has higher levels of cholesterol, saturated fat and salt than plant-based foods.

If you’re not sure where to start, try making 1 day of the week meat-free and slowly add more days.

You could try eating more of the following foods, which are good sources of protein:

  • tofu
  • quinoa
  • mushrooms
  • lentils
  • chickpeas
  • beans and legumes

Many vegetables are also a great source of protein, including artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collards, corn, potatoes, peppers and spinach.

Try to always aim for a balanced diet.

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