Plant-Based vs. Animal-Based
Meats, Dairy, and Protein
Farmed animals eat plants, which are digested
then restructured into flesh and milk.
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.
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.
Why Plant Based Foods?
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?
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 and
find they excel in their sport, with quicker recovery times.
HEALTH: Every major health organization supports a whole-food,
plant-based diet as healthy, for every phase of life. Plant-based nutrition
is supported by every major health and nutrition organization. (eatright.org)
ENVIRONMENT: Animal agriculture contributes vast amounts
of environmental destruction of land, air, and sea. (cspinet.org)
RESOURCES: Plant foods, vs. animal foods, use exponentially less water, land, and other resources to grow, harvest, and distribute. (cspinet.org)
COMPASSION: Caring about the ultimate welfare of animals
and all species. commodified for human use. (farmsanctuary.org)
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-based foods. (awfw.org)
Everywhere! More and more restaurants are including unique vegan choices and are offering vegan options for regular menu items. Patrons enjoy having the choice of ordering plant-based foods for culinary pleasure, variety, and health benefits.
“Plant-based diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including
pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood,
and for athletes.”
— THE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION & DIETETICS, 2016
www.eatrightpro.org/~/media/eatrightpro files/practice/position and practice papers/position papers/vegetarian-diet.ashx
BRITISH DIETETIC ASSOCIATION
DIETITIANS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
DIETITIANS OF CANADA
HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF MEDICINE: Health Advantages of a Vegan Diet
NEW YORK PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
NHS, BRITISH NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE
NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG, DR. MICHAEL GREGER
THE PERMANENTE JOURNAL, KAISER PERMANENTE
PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE
What, Who, Why, Where
Experts Support Plant-Sourced Nutrition