In honor of Earth Day, I decided to dedicate a post to helping the environment and your gallbladder.
How do you do this? Cut out meat for the day.
According to the book “GreenGreenerGreenest” by Lori Bongiorno, minimizing exposure to fat through the meat you eat is one way you can be “greener.”
Fat in animal meat contains toxic chemicals like dioxins. Without getting super scientific, she writes that dioxins are “unintentional by-products of industrial activities and considered a human carcinogen by the World Health Organization.” Dioxins settle in grasslands, where cows graze and eat…and then you eat the cow. Yuck.
Buying lean cuts of meat, trimming off extra fat, and using low-fat cooking methods like grilling can cut dioxin levels UP TO HALF.
So, in honor of Earth Day (and Good Friday, if you’re Christian), eliminate meat for one day.
Image via denbeath1.blogspot.com.
One dietician I spoke to about my gallbladder disease even suggested I go vegetarian. I don’t know if I can live without my meat, but I can definitely cut it from my diet for a day.
So go meatless today. It’ll help the planet and your gallbladder.