If you can’t get on board with the idea of becoming a full vegetarian, then that’s okay. You can actually reap many of the benefits of a vegetarian diet by simply going part vegetarian. If you typically eat meat at every meal (bacon at breakfast, chicken salad at lunch and lamb at dinner) consider reducing that to once a day. If you usually eat meat five times a week, try reducing that to three times a week. For those who don’t know, you can still get plenty of protein from foods like tempeh, beans, quinoa, seitan and buckwheat. And you actually only need to consume meat a few times a week to get more than enough of the nutrients it provides like iron and B12. Transitioning to a mostly vegetarian diet could alleviate some conditions that you’ve otherwise been treating with medication. Here is what happens when you start eating a mostly vegetarian diet.
You could feel happier
Animal products contain Arachidonic acid, which can create mood swings. In fact, the medication used to treat bipolar disorder typically works to reduce the turnover of Arachidonic acid in the brain.