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Meatless, Veggie More
October 18, 2013

Meatless MondayThis week, Meatless Monday celebrates its 10th anniversary, and the ways it has changed lives goes well beyond 520 Mondays. Collectively ditching meat and following a plant-based diet is the key to reversing our country’s obesity epidemic and our skyrocketing Alzheimer’s rates.

With participating city councils, schools, hospitals, and restaurants in 29 countries, Meatless Monday has moved from a trend to a tradition. The percentage of vegetarians and vegans in America is at an all-time high, and more people are finding it surprisingly easy to follow a plant-based diet and experience the benefits 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Chain restaurants are changing their menus based on the demand for meat-free options. Chipotle is expanding their successful vegan Sofrita to the East Coast and Subway is bringing a falafel sandwich to their D.C. locations. Celebrities and athletes like Ellen DeGeneres and Brendan Brazier are proud to be plant-based. Blogs like Post Punk Kitchen and Chocolate-Covered Katie have tens of thousands of followers. The Physicians Committee’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart has had nearly 300,000 participants worldwide and is still going strong.

With any luck, in the next few years, hot dog stands will be forgotten and tofu trucks will be available at every ballpark, stadium, and mall nationwide.
 


     

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