As foodies and experts in nutrition, we appreciate the positive impact that following a plant-based diet can have on the global population. Studies show that plant-based diets can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Generation Plant is about embracing the good that plants can do for our bodies, and making it accessible to everybody.
So what is a plant-based diet?
Plant-based diets are meal plans that contain a large amount of plants. They do not have to be strictly vegan. They do not have to be vegetarian. Reducing the amount of meat and dairy within your diet already sets you on a path toward a plant-based diet. Generation Plant uses simple swaps to reduce the amount of meat and dairy in their diets, like using plant margarine instead of dairy butter.
Check out our policy position for A Better Plant-Based Future here to find out more.
A plant-based diet is more traditional than you would think. Heritage eating patterns like the Mediterranean diet are much lower in meat and dairy, and mainly consist of healthy, plant-based foods including plant oils. The same is true for traditional diets in large parts of Africa, Rural China and the Nordics.