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4 reasons to leave meat out of your diet

Are you looking to detox and restructure your diet to eliminate unhealthy fats and toxic substances? Removing meat from your daily meals is one of the most important steps to accomplishing this goal. Animal products – red meat in particular – make up a large portion of the saturated fats people consume. Cutting meat like pork, chicken, beef and lamb from your meals can reduce your risk of serious conditions like heart disease and certain forms of cancer.

While meat-lovers may find it very challenging to say goodbye to meat for good, the health benefits are significant, including ridding the body of accumulated toxins. If you’re not convinced that this dietary change is what your body needs to begin on the path to a healthier you, refer to these reasons why eating meat is detrimental to your well-being:

1. Meat increases your risk of many life-threatening illnesses.

The Mayo Clinic pointed to a recent National Cancer Institute study of 500,000 people that showed the participants who ate the most red meat daily were 30 percent more likely to die of any cause over a 10-year period. This was compared to those who consumed the least amount of red meat. Many additional studies, including ones reviewed by the World Cancer Research Fund International, have linked meat to an increased risk of multiple forms of cancer as well


Protect your heart health and overall well-being by replacing meat with plant-based foods.

2. It’s recommended to avoid proteins that are high in solid fats.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans advises choosing a variety of protein foods, including nuts, seeds and other foods that are low in solid fats. Dairy products like cheese, eggs, as well as meat and poultry are extremely high in solid fats and should be eliminated or at least eaten sparingly compared to proteins that contain less calories and unhealthy fats. The guidelines even recommend replacing high-fat proteins entirely. Rely on plant-based foods to get the protein you need.

Processed meat is packed with toxins that shouldn’t be consumed by the human body.

3. Meat may harden your blood vessels.

Processed meat is packed with toxins that shouldn’t be consumed by the human body. There’s one compound in particular called carnitine that has been linked to the onset of atherosclerosis, or the hardening or clogging of the arteries. According to Prevention magazine, research has shown that carnitine turns into harmful compound trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) once it passes through the intestine. This compound ends up damaging blood vessels and increasing the risk of heart disease.

4. Your diabetes risk may increase when you eat meat.

Research by the Harvard School of Public Health found that people who began consuming a higher amount of red meat showed a 50 percent higher chance of developing Type 2 diabeteswithin four years. Another report published by the JAMA Internal Medicine explained that eating 1.8 ounces of processed meat – the equivalent of two slices of bacon or one hot dog – on a daily basis leads to a 51 percent increase in diabetes risk. One of the reasons that consuming meat contributes to a greater risk of the disease is because it leads to weight gain and obesity.

The Hallelujah Diet provides people who want to cut meat from their diet with healthy alternatives that will make you fall in love with food again! Our plant-based diet focuses on nourishing the body’s cells, supporting the immune system, cleansing the body of toxins and restoring your overall well-being to the core. Visit our website today to see what nutritious food the Hallelujah Diet has in store for you!


  1. veerendra kumar dhiman May 13, 2016

    I am highly impressed. Must turn vegetarian. Have to make a start.

  2. Julie May 13, 2016

    I’m starting to have periods of veritgo. .is there a supplement I should be taken.beeb on the diet faithful for about a week a.d a half

  3. T. ADENIYI May 16, 2016


    • I’m not aware of any specific foods that address this. Being fully on the H. Diet is the best overall support, along with the basic supplements (B12/B6/Folate, BarleyMax, Pharmax Fish oil and iodine).

  4. Angela Solomon May 8, 2018

    Intersting article! Thanks for the advice!

  5. Carolyn B, Calhoun May 8, 2018

    Giving up meats of any kind has been the hardest addiction for me to give up. I know all the reasons health wise to go all vegan but it is still hard especially is you were raised on meats and fish you whole life. It is a struggle but I continue to try

  6. Connie Gesser May 11, 2018

    I appreciate hearing the reasons why a person should avoid meat instead of just saying it is not good for you.
    The reasons are helpful and motivating to avoid it.

  7. Danta May 12, 2018

    I want start a oxygen diet but i dont know were to starr im a meat eater

  8. Annette May 16, 2018

    Good information..I’m glad to know about how important it is to avoid meat. The reason are very helpful. Thanks

  9. T Black May 29, 2018

    Thank you for the information on why meat is bad for us. It is definitely possible to get all the protein our bodies need without consuming meat or dairy products.

  10. Thanks for sharing this post with us. It’s really informative. Keep up the good work.

  11. Steve Hailstone October 18, 2018

    Has there been any interaction with Nina Teicholz’ book, The Big Fat Surprise, that dives into the quality of studies done on dietary fats? The most recent Dietary guidelines no longer consider saturated fat a concern.

    • Melody Hord October 19, 2018

      I have not seen this particular book, however, according to many credible sources, saturated fat is not the villain it was made out to be, but has many great qualities.

  12. Great article as usual.

  13. That is not one, but many good reasons to avoid meat!

  14. Connie July 9, 2020

    I appreciate the explanation regarding solid fats — meat and dairy are high in solid fats while nuts and seeds are low in solid fats. This helps us see one of the reasons it is better to get our protein from plant based foods.

  15. CAROLYN B CALHOUN July 9, 2020

    As a little addition to my previous entry…I have been eating far less meats recently and can tell an amazing difference in my system. And I know it is important where my diabetes in concerned.

  16. peace TAIWO July 10, 2020

    Is it okay to eat fish?

    • Melody Hord July 14, 2020

      Hallelujah Diet recommends a good source of DHA, which can be obtained from fish oil. However, the diet does not include eating fish.

  17. Great information to know on how bad meat is for our bodies!

  18. Annette Whitworth April 5, 2022

    This statement right here “Meat increases your risk of many life-threatening illnesses.’ to me is so true. I have told so many people to try stop eating meat for a month and see a great big difference. You have some that is willing to try especially if they are fighting a bad or harmful illness. There is other great food you can eat other then meat. Thanks again for the information.

  19. Jennifer April 18, 2022

    Great information. Great reasons to make the diet change and remove meat from our diets.

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