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The Rise of Flexitarianism

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The Rise of Flexitarianism

Have you considered becoming a vegetarian but aren’t quite ready to give up meat?

‘Flexitarianism’ is the act of reducing meat consumption without committing to going fully vegetarian.

Following the trend set by stars such as Beyonce, Anne Hathaway, Minnie Driver and Dita Von Teese, Flexitarianism offers the chance to improve health, be more environmentally aware and save money.

A survey done for Goodlife Foods by 1000 mums, said they would consider eating less meat if alternatives contained as much protein (12 per cent), if it was possible to continue eating the same meals, only meat free (17 per cent) and if it meant an increase in the amount of veg that the family ate (15 per cent).

The influence of the youngest members of the household was clear, with 83 per cent of mums saying that their children influenced the meals that they bought and cooked for the family.

The benefits of less meat in our diets is becoming a hot topic worldwide, with the issue identified as a key trend for 2017 by gov.uk statistics and receiving celebrity backing from figures such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Samuel L Jackson, Christian Bale and Jamie Oliver.

Gary Johnson, marketing director of Goodlife Foods, says:

“Choosing to reduce the amount of meat you eat in 2017 doesn’t mean a boring diet of salad and pretend meat. The choices have never been more appealing, with meat-free food options that are amazingly tasty and high in protein. 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF FLEXITARIAN MEAL SWAP

97% PORK SAUSAGE

FRENCH BEAN, SPINACH AND WENSLEYDALE SAUSAGES

9.4g of fat per sausage

3g of fat per sausage

134.5 kCal per sausage

86 kCal per sausage

CHICKEN KIEV

MUSHROOM AND SPINACH KIEV

24.8g of fat per 100g

14g of fat per 100g

352 kCals per 100g

232 kCals per 100g

MEATBALL SUB

CHICKPEA FALAFEL WRAP

13.1g of fat

2g of fat

202 kCals

39 kCals

TOP 5 FLEXITARIAN REGIONS

South West (55%)

London (53%)

East Anglia (53%)

North West (51%)

Scotland (51%)

TOP 5 CARNIVOROUS REGIONS

Yorkshire (37& flexitarian)

South East (39% flexitarian)

W Midlands (39% flexitarian)

North East (48% flexitarian)

Wales (50% flexitarian)

Check out the Goodlife‘s website for their range of vegetarian alternatives.

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