On top of numerous health benefits, cutting out red meat also lowers your personal co2 footprint by a huge margin.

Mike Koontz
Oct 24, 2018 · 2 min read

So to keep it short, focused and precise for all of you that´s interested in health & fitness. If your food plan includes red meat you are upping your co2 footprint for that plate with 95% compared to doing the same meal with chicken instead ( yes, despite being meat itself and despite how obnoxiously bad the chicken industry is, picking chicken instead of red meat comes out as a 95% co2 reduction for that plate ).

And going with purely vegetarian food plans can further reduce your co2 footprint. Making a vegetarian food plan a double win vs a red meat based food plan since it improves your personal health and the health of the planet by a landslide margin.

No matter which metric we look at.


In short, there are zero health or fitness, or planetary benefits to be had with a red meat food plan. You will not develop a stronger and more toned body with red meat, you will not increase hypertrophy and strength, but you will increase cancer risk and the chance for premature death if you do go with a red meat food plan vs a vegetarian food plan.


And yes, red meat also contribute to a much higher amount of pollution, in land, soil, and air. Be it that 95% increase in your co2 footprint or runoff pollution or soil degradation and land mass grab, pesticides, antibiotics or the huge loss of wildlife that animal-based agriculture gives rise too.

And now I am off to the gym for another back, abs, farmers walk and mma workout. Kicking ass as a Vegetarian Viking born and made in the cauldron of pure strength and health, snow, and ice, vast mountains and the company of sea dragons, brown bears and prowling wolves =).

Photography, PT and writing by Mike Koontz

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From the northern halls of the Vikings home comes this tribe of creative heralds. Writers, poets, photographers, creatives, great thinkers, fitness geeks, and experts. There are no stones and thoughts, and creative adventures left unturned in the pages of Beyond2c.

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