Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed the plant based revolution at the grocery store.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed the plant based revolution at the grocery store. Sales of plant-based food doubled in 2020, and it seems like the numbers will only go up in 2022.
Here are 4 reasons behind the new plant-based food trend—and why many are switching.
We all know that adding an extra serving of veggies to your day can improve your health. But eating a totally plant-based diet could take things a step further.
Plant-based diets are associated with lower risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and lower rates of obesity. Plant-based diets are also typically higher in fiber, which helps you feel fuller for longer and helps with inflammatory conditions like IBS.
Animal foods require huge amounts of environmental resources to produce, especially beef. A single quarter-pound hamburger patty requires nearly 460 gallons of water produce. That’s the same as taking almost 30 showers. Not to mention the massive amounts of methane cattle produce.
Adding more plant based foods to your diet is an excellent way to reduce the environmental impact from your food choices.
Plant-based diets are for more than just vegetarians or vegans. Tons of omnivores are looking to reduce their intake of animal foods, often replacing servings of meat or dairy with plant-based alternatives. It’s called flexitarianism, and it’s one of the biggest dietary trends right now.
Flexitarianism is the perfect way to dip your toes into a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle without diving into the deep end. It’s also a great way to add more plant-based foods to your diet while remaining an omnivore, eating less animal foods is a great option.
Gone are the days when “plant-based” = cardboard 😂 There are delicious substitutes for meat, dairy, eggs and other animal-based favorites available everywhere. It’s easier than ever.