Are you making the Veg Pledge for Cancer Research?
Cancer Research UK have created The Veg Pledge to raise money and awareness for Cancer. Although no one single food can cure or prevent cancer, having a variety of vegetables in your diet increases your nutrient intake and in turn reduces your risk of developing cancer later in life. However this project isn’t just about eating vegetables, it’s about reducing overall meat consumption. Research has shown reducing red meat consumption by one day a week can significantly decrease your risk of developing certain cancers. This is also a great way to introduce your family to different foods and meals and to get creative in the kitchen.
How does it works?
1. Sign up for a fundraising pack and giving page
2. Go vegetarian or vegan for the month of November
3. Get sponsored for fundraising for your challenge
4. Raise money for life-saving treatment and research
A vegetarian diet means you can eat anything apart from meat or fish. Cancer Research will supply you with recipes and tips to help make the switch.
A vegan diet contains only plants (such as vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits) and foods made from plants. Vegans don’t eat foods that come from animals, including dairy products and eggs.
A vegan diet can be extremely hard especially if you are used to eating meat and foods that come from animal sources. Therefore, I would recommend going pescatarian first and then vegetarian, once you are comfortable then you reduce foods that come from animals like dairy.
Phoebe Wharton Nutritionist