Independence From Meat Day is observed on July 4 of every year. July 4 is also Independence Day in the US. It is a day to go without eating meat. Independence From Meat Day gives you an opportunity to try a vegetarian lifestyle for a day. The vegetarian diet has always been with pros and cons for years, but it is recorded that vegetarians have better health benefits. It is not morally fair for anyone to slaughter animals for their food. It is found that the human mouth and other parts of the body are designed in such a way that the system works effectively with vegetarian meals. Eating meat results in climatic changes, destruction of the forest, and poisoning of air and water. There are a lot of advantages to adopting a vegetarian lifestyle being a vegan will reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, as vegetarian foods contain low fat and cholesterol. Meat-free diets can also help you in lowering your fat more quickly. By eating vegetarian-based foods, you can avoid consuming harmful add-ons like mercury, lead, antibiotics, steroids, etc. The vegetarian diet contains high fiber which will help in regular bowel movements. This day is also observed as America’s ‘National Barbecue Day. So, this day is a challenge to prepare a vegetarian barbecue and a test of your self-control. Give a break and go meat-free, and feel the difference.
“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.” – Leo Tolstoy
History of Independence From Meat Day
Independence From Meat Day was created by the Vegetarian Awareness Network in Tennessee, with an aim to explore and promote the plant-based diet and to reduce the consumption of meat at least for a day. Independence From Meat Day has grown from the US to worldwide to celebrate meat-free meals for a day. Blasting fireworks with a barbecue traditionally celebrate this day. Try a vegetarian lifestyle and see how you like the day. The day encourages everyone to forget meat for the next 12 hours; even a day can make a lot of difference.
Other Celebrations on July 4
July 4 is also celebrated as
- National Barbecued Spareribs Day
- Independence Day (United States)
- National Caesar Salad Day
- Jackfruit Day
- Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
How to celebrate Independence From Meat Day
Celebrate Independence From Meat Day by following a vegetarian diet. With little planning, the vegetarian lifestyle is not so difficult to follow. You can replace your meals by getting ideas from some of your vegetarian friends. Your vegetarian friend would be happy to invite you to their tribe and can give you a new experience with their diet plans and recipes. There are alternative veg foods you are unaware of which are equally competent to the taste of meat. These things will make the day more interesting and exciting for yourself and your friend. You can try new veg dishes available in the restaurants nearby. Give it a try on making vegetarian food and share it with your friends and family. Be a vegetarian for a day, and you can make a small difference in the health of the planet. Post pictures and share your Independence From Meat Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #IndependenceFromMeatDay.
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