You will have a healthy gut microbiome
For people who didn’t know this before, the gut microbiome refers to the microorganisms that live in your intestines. These microorganisms are also known as ‘good bacteria’. Some of them can be harmful to your health, but the majority of bacteria is beneficial to your digestive system.
So, if you reduce your meat intake, you will see an improvement in the gut microbiome. “If you cut all meat out of your diet, you would likely see a positive shift in the number of beneficial bacteria in your gut. Many conventionally raised animals are given hormones and antibiotics, which can shift our own beneficial bacteria, in the same way, taking antibiotics can,” according to Stephanie Papadakis, a certified holistic nutrition consultant at Gut of Integrity.