​“Plant-based diets are appropriate for all stages
of the life cycle, including 
pregnancy, lactation,
infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adults, ​and for athletes.”

—  The Academy of Nutrition
​      & Dietetics, U.S.A., 2016


Where

Plant-Based vs. Animal-Based
​Meats, Dairy, and Protein


Animal-Based
Farmed animals eat plants, which are digested
then restructured into flesh and milk.

Plant-Based
Plant ingredients are blended then restructured
into plant-based products which provide the same, similar, or sometimes better taste, texture, and culinary experiences that people enjoy wheneating animal-sourced foods.

Protein
An abundance of all proteins needed are found
among the plant-food groups of vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds, although the greatest concentrations of proteins are found
​in legumes, nuts, and seeds.

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Why Plant Based Foods?

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Why

Experts Support
​Plant-Sourced
​Nutrition

Plant-based foods include vegetables, fruits,
legumes, beans, grains, nuts, and seeds. Numerous
plant-based meats and dairy foods are now abundantly
available. Did you know ​there are at least 20,000
​edible plants in the world? (Plants For A Future: pfaf.org-1)

People from all walks of life, various ethnicities, and various cultures are choosing a plant-based diet. Many world-class athletes and bodybuilders
have adapted a whole-food, plant-based diet andfind they excel in their sport, with quicker recovery times (greatveganathletes.com-2).

HEALTH: Every major health organization supports a whole-food, 100% plant-based diet as healthy, for every phase of life (eatright.org-3 and pcrm.org-4)
ENVIRONMENT: Animal agriculture contributes vast amounts of environmental destruction of land, air, and sea (fao.org-5), and is a leading cause of species extinction and ocean dead zones (sciencemag.org-6).
RESOURCES: Plant foods, vs. animal foods, use exponentially less water, land,
and other resources to grow, harvest, and distribute (cspinet.org-7).
COMPASSION: Caring about the ultimate welfare of animals
and all species. commodified for human use (farmsanctuary.org-8).
FOOD SECURITY: Feeding growing populations becomes challenging
as resources become over-extended. 1,000 calories of meat can use
over 7,000 calories of plant food fed to animals (awfw.org-9).

Everywhere! Many restaurants offer unique plant-based choices and options for regular menu items. Patrons enjoy choosing plant-based foods for culinary pleasure, variety, and health benefits. Options are now available at all kinds restaurants, fine-dining establishments, coffee shops, cafés, and food stands