Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed the plant-based food revolution at the grocery store. Sales of plant-based food doubled in 2020, and it seems like the numbers will only go up…
You’ve seen the growing number of studies on plant-based diets. Eating a plant-based meal at dinnertime may reduce the risk of heart disease.
It’s long been thought that animal protein is superior for building bigger muscles, but new data shows a plant protein works just as well.
Going from meat to vegetarian or vegan diets may result in a troubling change in the types of foods people choose to add to their diets.
British scientists discovered that vegan diets lower in protein and calcium affect bone strength, increasing the risk of fracture anywhere in the body.
Plant-based diets that emphasize consumption of legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains have gained momentum for health and environmental benefits.
Though plant-based eating seems to have all the nutrition science momentum, it’s not all doom and gloom when it comes to the health effects of eating meat.
A survey of 8,000 people in the U.S. and Holland showed that health was the top reason for nonvegetarians to consider adopting a vegetarian diet.
Yes, it’s possible to bulk up on tofu. A joint research study by Canadian and Brazilian scientists, presented at the 2019 American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting, discovered no difference with respect to lean body mass and muscle strength gains between 19 vegan and 19 omnivorous young men enrolled in a 12-week, twice-weekly program of resistance training. During the intervention, each participant consumed 1.6 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day, either solely from plants or from a mix of plants and animals.
A study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition suggests that athletes can thrive on a variety of different diets.
People can get caught up in the details of paleo, ketogenic and gluten-free diets, but one of the most buzzworthy eating styles at the moment is also super simple. It’s the plant-based diet—one that places less emphasis on animal-based foods and more on dishes derived from the plant kingdom.