The flexi what?!
Flexitarianism is a new term that defines a new way of consumption.
I don’t know about you, but as far as I’m concerned, food is a very important subject and I’ve decided to be flexitarian. Feeling good in your body also goes through our plates! Well, you’re going to tell me, what is it then?! Yes, I am just about there! Being flexitarian means eating vegetables and less meat, but the meat must be of better quality.
This term has become trendy, especially after several food scandals. We prefer to know where the animals come from and whether they have been well cared for. It is a guarantee of quality.
For some people, the main reason is to eat healthier, for others it is a militant act that promotes local consumption and ecology. Favouring small producers is also a good way to ensure that you eat seasonal produce, while supporting the local economy. Let’s forget strawberries in winter! The consumer instead of being passive becomes active! Moreover, there are more and more producer stores, you may have one not far from home! By coming together, they are stronger and can sell their products at fair prices that allow them to live. I support these initiatives! I prefer to be a responsible consumer, more concerned about my environment, my health and the health of others. Moreover, French researchers have observed a 25% reduction in the risk of cancer among regular consumers of organically produced food. You can find the details in the American magazine JAMA Internal Medicine .
Adopting this diet is a personal choice, a choice I had made long time ago before it was in the media. I have never been a big meat-eater. I prefer to eat better quality meat less often than industrial meat more often. You’re going to tell me, but if we eat less meat, what else do we eat? Well, seafood, eggs, legumes (pulse crops), but cooked in a tasty way! Some will also talk to you about insects, I’m not there yet! French cuisine is generous and gourmet, that’s what we want on our plates! Vegetable proteins will be the subject of a future article, healthy and gourmet cooking recipes will also follow!
And you? What do you think of that? Do you try to adopt an ethical consumer behavior?