Plant-Based Power! How Plant-Based Food Can Save Both Your Plate & The Planet0
How plant-based foods are supporting the health of people and the planet
People are more interested in alternatives to meat and dairy than ever. Plant-based foods not only taste great, but they can improve the health of your plate and the planet!
1 in 10 millenials are vegan or vegetarian now. We could save 8 million lives (not to mention the countless lives of animals) by 2050 if we focused more on plant food and less on meat.
Did you know?
“AICR’s expert report, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective, found that a predominantly plant-based diet – as in the New American Plate – may reduce the risk of cancer.
Not only do vegetables, fruits, whole grains and other plant-based foods provide an array of cancer-protective compounds, but a predominantly plant-based diet is a powerful tool in weight management. The fiber and water in plant foods gives a feeling of fullness without supplying a lot of calories.
The report concluded that maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of cancer.”*
We have so many wonderful options these days and amazing recipes to power up your plate with the power of plant-based foods.
- Pea protein is so versatile and tastes great in protein drinks.
- Tofu can absorb the flavor of any dish, and is a great protein alternative.
- Algae like Spirulina is a great natural mutli-vitamin and source of quality protein.
Explore plant-based alternatives and how they are feeding the good future in this infographic:
Thanks to our friends at Delicious Living for this infographic: https://goo.gl/II8T5J
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* American Institute for Cancer Research (2017). The New American Plate. http://www.aicr.org /new-american-plate/reduce_diet_new_american_plate_science.html