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Cats Fed Plant-Based Diets Can Live Healthy Lives, New Study Suggests

3 Mins Read A new study suggests that contrary to popular belief, cats fed plant-based diets that are nutritionally sound do not appear to be adversely affected at all. In fact, researchers found that cats who were on vegan diets had more ideal body condition scores than their meat-eating counterparts. While the paper acknowledges that further observational studies […]

Plant-Based High-Carb Diet Does Not Lead To Weight Gain, NIH Study Finds

3 Mins Read A new study from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) finds that contrary to popular belief, high-carb and low-fat plant-based diets do not necessarily lead to any weight gain. While the study was only conducted on a small-scale, the findings do suggest that factors resulting in overeating and weight gain are far more complex […]

10 Myths About Plant-Based Diets Debunked By A Cardiologist

4 Mins Read Every January, thousands of people around the world join the Veganuary movement, a 31-day pledge to go vegan for the planet, animals and health. While veganism has become one of the hottest trends recently, there are still loads of myths about the meat and dairy-free diet. Now, Dr. Alberto García Guerrero, a cardiologist and expert […]

Provenance: Chef Peggy Chan’s First Cookbook Brings Plant-Based Climate Action To Your Kitchen

4 Mins Read With her legacy as the mind behind Hong Kong’s iconic plant-based restaurants Grassroots Pantry and Nectar, plant-based cooking has been at the heart of Chef Peggy Chan’s culinary career and environmental activism. Now, she has made her first foray into authorship, launching a new digital cookbook Provenance, described as an amalgamation of her personal journey, […]

Eating Vegan Costs 40% Less Than Meat & Seafood Meals, Study Reveals

3 Mins Read Eating vegan doesn’t just save the animals and the planet, it can help you save money too. According to new data, plant-based meals cost on average 40% less than those containing meat and fish – and also reduces cooking time by a third as well. While existing studies have typically underlined the nutritional and sustainability […]

M&S Launches Innovation Hub To Develop Plant-Based Foods & Plastic-Free Packaging Solutions

3 Mins Read British retailer M&S will be opening an Innovation Hub to house its new “specialist team” focused on developing food solutions, including plant-based proteins and plastic-free packaging materials. It comes amid a wave of announcements from major supermarket chains and CPG giants revealing ambitious plans to pursue the fast-growing alternative protein market in response to surging […]

Vegan On A Budget: 5 Easy Tips To Save Money During Covid-19

4 Mins Read COVID-19 has brought unprecedented changes to our lifestyle, moreover, it has enabled us to rethink ways through which we can make our lives healthier and more cherishing. According to a recent report from Nestle, the sales of plant-based alternatives increased by 40% compared to other categories. The pandemic made people realize the hazardous outcomes of animal-based […]

Europe: Over 20% Now Flexitarian & Number Of Vegans Doubles, According To New Study

3 Mins Read Further evidence of the unstoppable flexitarian trend and shift towards plant-based eating, a new consumer study in Europe has found that nearly a quarter of the population in the region are now actively reducing their meat intake. Conducted by Berlin-based plant-based supermarket chain Veganz, the new research examined the changing attitudes of over 2,600 shoppers […]

6 Reasons Why Miley Cyrus Is Wrong About Veganism

4 Mins Read Singer-songwriter and actress Miley Cyrus recently revealed that she is no longer a vegan, claiming that she has felt “sharper” after reintroducing fish into her diet in 2019 in a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. She first adopted a plant-based diet in 2014 and has since represented one of the high-profile celebrities […]

Study: Choose Nutrient Dense Whole Plant-Based Foods For A Healthy Diet

3 Mins Read A new study finding variable nutritional quality of different plant foods highlights that not all plant-based options are “created equal” and that replacing meat consumption with whole plant foods is the best way to ensure a healthy diet. The research adds weight to the plethora of scientific evidence backing the health benefits of consuming a […]

Stanford Study: Swapping Meat For Plant-Based Alternatives Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Factors

3 Mins Read A new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that swapping out animal meat for plant-based meat alternatives can help lower some cardiovascular risk factors. The findings defend plant-based meat substitutes developed by food tech brands against suggestions that these novel products are less healthy than conventional meat.  Published last […]

Study Links Diets High In Plant Protein To Lower Risk Of Death From All Causes Incl. Heart Disease

2 Mins Read Researchers have found that diets high in protein, particularly plant protein, is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes. The study authors say that these findings should support recommendations to increase intake of plant proteins in the general population to improve public health.  Published in the peer-reviewed British Medical Journal on July […]

10 Stats About Consumers & Their Plant-Based Food Habits During Covid-19

3 Mins Read New market research conducted by San Francisco-based F&B consultancy firm Mattson has revealed what consumers are thinking about plant-based foods amidst the coronavirus pandemic at a recent virtual education conference called SHIFT20. Here are some of the most interesting findings to emerge from the survey of U.S. consumers conducted in June, covering everything from what […]