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Vegan, Vegetarian and Flexitarian Diets Could Save You Money – New Study

4 Mins Read By: Marco Springmann Many people are choosing to make the switch to plant-based diets for many reasons – including as a way of cutting their climate footprint or to be healthier. Yet there’s long been the notion that plant-based diets are inherently more expensive than following a more traditional omnivore diet – which is why some people […]

Vegan Diet Reduces Medication Use for Seniors By 58%, Study Finds

3 Mins Read Older adults who consume a vegan diet take 58% fewer medications than meat-eaters, finds a new study. The research, which compared the dietary patterns and the number of pills seniors take regularly, also found that plant-based diets were associated with a range of better health outcomes, from lower blood pressure to weight.  Plant-based diets are […]

Global Experts Urge Vegan Diet Shift For Climate at Plant-Based Asia Summit

3 Mins Read Leading global experts on health and sustainability are set to take the stage at the upcoming Plant-Based Asia Summit to urge for a mass shift towards vegan diets. The virtual event will feature panel discussions to empower attendees with the latest research on how plant-based food choices are part of the solution in fighting climate […]

Vegetarians Score Better Health Biomarkers Than Meat-Eaters, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read Researchers have found that people who are vegetarian have a healthier biomarker profile compared to meat-eating folk. The British study’s findings, presented at the recent virtual European Congress on Obesity (ECO), is consistent despite age and weight factors and crucially, is unaffected by smoking and alcohol consumption.  University of Glasgow researchers have found a consistent […]

‘Beans Not Beef’: U.S. Physicians Ask For Government To Focus On Plant-Based Foods To Tackle Climate Crisis

3 Mins Read The nonprofit doctors group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine(PCRM) has petitioned the White House to make changes to its executive order ‘Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad’ in order to put forward policy changes that could help in improving the health of people by reducing animal agriculture practices and focussing on a plant-based […]

85% Of Global Veganuary Participants Plan To Make Plant-Forward Diet Permanent

4 Mins Read More than 8 in 10 people who joined the Veganuary pledge for the first month of 2021 plan on making their newfound plant-forward diets a long-term habit. The findings, revealed in the annual survey released last month, also showed record-breaking levels of participation this year, spanning 582,000 people across 209 countries and regions globally, with […]

Nearly 90% Of Vegans Changed Their Diet For Animal Welfare, Global Survey Finds

4 Mins Read A new global survey involving more than 8,500 participants across over 100 countries reveals that animal welfare is the top reason motivating people to go vegan. While nearly 90% of respondents cited animal welfare, more people are now also going vegan due to sustainability reasons, as consumers begin to couple their diet to their environmental […]

Denmark Recommends Carbon-Friendly Foods In New Dietary Guidelines

4 Mins Read Denmark’s updated dietary guidelines includes recommendations on consuming more carbon-friendly foods like vegetables, fruits and legumes as part of the country’s climate action plan. The new official dietary guidelines also suggest lowering intake of meat and dairy products, which are carbon-intensive to produce.  Published by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration in January this year, […]

Global Plant-Based Protein Market Now Worth US$10.3 Billion, Says New Report

3 Mins Read The plant-based protein market is now worth US$10.3 billion, says a new report. Analysts cited the rising demand for protein alternatives within the food industry, particularly for pea-based protein sources, as key factors underpinning the value of the market. Driven by shifting consumer trends in high-growth markets in Asia-Pacific, the researchers expect the plant-based protein […]

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 […]

Over Half Of Vegans Refuse To Date Meat Eaters, New Survey Finds

4 Mins Read According to a survey by Veggly, a global dating app for vegans and vegetarians, over half of vegan daters the company surveyed refuse to date meat-eaters. The poll, which surveyed over 7,400 people from across the globe, also revealed that one in eight vegan daters would refuse to date a vegetarian. In a recent poll […]