Meatless Monday: World Health Day — Making All Health Break Loose

Emilio Cogliani

Tomorrow is World Health Day, according to the World Health Organization and this year, they’re targeting food safety. Not very sexy perhaps, but important — important enough so President Obama is pushing to overhaul our labrynthine food system for greater safety oversight . So what can you do? A lot. Individual food choices are a big wellness factor. If you want to get serious about your health, get a jump on World Heath Day tomorrow by making today meatless.

According to the newest USDA dietary guidelines, “a healthy dietary pattern is higher in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low- or non-fat dairy, seafood, legumes, and nuts; moderate in alcohol (among adults); lower in red and processed meat; and low in sugar-sweetened foods and drinks and refined grains.”

Maybe you’re totally buff, but chances are you know someone who isn’t. Over one third of adults are clinically obese. That goes…

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