If you want a little help with your new year’s goal to cut out the meat and dairy, The SGVTribune is promoting a 21 day vegan trial.
21 days is a very realistic and doable goal. It is enough time for people to start seeing real improvements to how they look and feel. They say it takes 4 days to make the change physically, but it can take longer mentally and emotionally.
In a 2009 position paper, the American Dietetic Association came out in support of vegetarian diets stating that, as long as the diets are “well-planned,” they are “healthful, nutritionally adequate and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.”
According to the ADA, vegetarian diets have been associated with lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and decreased risk of cancer, heart disease, hypertension and type 2 diabetes, among other health benefits.
When you go cut out dairy as well, you take those benefits a step further. Getting rid of dairy as well as meat cuts out all the saturated fat and cholesterol.