Beating Bowel Cancer is a charity involved in….trying to beat bowel cancer. They have recently started a ‘veg pledge’ Beating Bowel Cancer Campaign where they are getting people to have a go at giving up meat for and focusing more on fitting in more vegetables into the diet for just 7 days!
They have asked me to help support the campaign and I think it’s a great ideas for a number of reasons.
Firstly, getting people to think about other foods in the diet and the idea that you don’t HAVE to base all your meals around meat is a positive aspect of the campaign. It might actually get people cooking more too, and hopefully experimenting with a variety of vegetables. We know that plant-based eating is something that the UK Government is promoting themselves too so it’s a win-win campaign in my opinion.
The VegPledge Beating Bowel Cancer Campaign is also focusing very much on the money that you might save and they have a calculator that helps to predict what this might be. On top of this, they offer plenty of recipe ideas which include meat alternatives too.
Below is more information about the VegPledge Beating Bowel Cancer Campaign, so I hope you sign up and give your meat free 7 days a go!
Join the VegPledge, support Beating Bowel Cancer
Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK, and someone is diagnosed every 15 minutes. Whilst age and family history of the disease could mean you are at a greater risk of developing bowel cancer, there are some positive lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce your risk. One of these is cutting down on your intake of red and processed meats, as there is evidence to suggest eating more than 90g of these foods per day could lead to bowel cancer.
Throughout the month of August, Beating Bowel Cancer will be challenging us all to take the VegPledge…
Signing up for the VegPledge is the start of a 7-day personal challenge to give up meat and fish. Not only is it good for you to limit your meaty intake once in a while, but the Beating Bowel Cancer VegPledge Calculator will also enable us to see how much we will save by just focusing on the green stuff; I’ve had a look, and was quite surprised!
The calculator is simple; visit beatingbowelcancer.org/vegpledge, enter in the portions of meat and fish your household would ordinarily consume in a week, and estimate your savings. With just one click, you can then choose to be directed to PayPal in order to donate your savings (or an alternative sum), straight to Beating Bowel Cancer.
Beating Bowel Cancer can only continue to provide through voluntary donations. Every little bit counts, and the calculator helpfully provides snippets of information about what our donations could enable the charity to achieve.
The webpage also houses a range of delicious vegetarian recipes to help us swap those meaty meals for something a little more veggie-friendly; there’s everything from a spicy lentil curry, to a spinach soup courtesy of Michelin Star chef Adam Gray!
Visit beatingbowelcancer.org/vegpledge and take the challenge!
For more information on Beating Bowel Cancer and the great work they do, visit beatingbowelcancer.org.