Why Plant based


Good for you. . .

A plant based diet, centered on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and lentils is one of the best ways to achieve good health.  In fact, it's the only diet that has been proven to reverse heart disease and improve most other chronic diseases as well.  When the pockets of the global population who have the highest life expectancy, called the Blue Zones, were studied, one of the common threads was a plant based/centric diet.  Plant based eating lowers your risk of heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, hormonal imbalances and overweight/obesity.  Most people also report feeling better, having more energy and improved athletic performance on a plant based diet.  Don't just take our word for it, here is the official position paper from The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:  https://www.eatrightpro.org/-/media/eatrightpro-files/practice/position-and-practice-papers/position-papers/vegetarian-diet.pdf


Good for the environment. . .

What we choose to eat is one of the largest personal impacts we have on the environment.  Going plant based decreases the need for water and land use, lower pollution and slows deforestation.  According to the UN, meat products between ten to upwards of hundreds of times more water/land/resource intensive to produce calorie-calorie than plant foods.

Again, not our opinion but the recommendation of many of the leading scientists working on how to best feed a global population without further damage to the planet:  https://eatforum.org/eat-lancet-commission/


Good for your wallet. . .

Calorie for calorie, plant foods are much cheaper than animal foods and are far more nutritionally dense.  A pound of dried beans is approximately $0.90 compared to a pound of ground beef at $3.50.. With some minimal planning, combined with better nutrition understanding, you'll definitely start noticing a lower grocery bill.  Double bonus when you factor in the savings on reduced medications and MD visits long term as well!