I tried going vegetarian once when I was in high school. My best friend was a vegetarian, and I was curious. I lasted only about four days. My downfall: a buffalo chicken sandwich. Since that ill-fated attempt, I’ve never tried to curb my meat consumption. It’s just too dang tasty.
But in 2022, a family member was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. In addition to taking new medications, they adopted a strict whole-food, plant-based diet in the hopes that it would improve their health. If diet could potentially help a serious disease, I figured maybe it could help my far less serious health issues. Why not try it?
And it worked.
save for retirement or put money toward a vacation. No matter what you choose to spend it on, the savings and health benefits might just make it worth going meatless.
This column was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet.The content is for educational and informational purposes and does not constitute investment advice. Alana Benson is a writer at NerdWallet.