The power of plant-based protein
Our good friend A.Prof Antigone Kouris of Total Nutrition Care (telehealth sessions available with her) shares some information about plant based protein. Enjoy!
There are plenty of reasons why people are looking to plant-based diets (PBD). Science reveals that diets rich in plant-based foods with fewer animal foods improves health and wellbeing and benefits the planet. According to the EAT-Lancet Commission Report on Food, Planet, Health, “Food is the single strongest lever to optimise human health and environmental sustainability on earth.”
PBD have been linked with good gut health and with preventing a whole host of health conditions, from diabetes, heart attacks and strokes to certain types of cancers. Transformation in global food systems and changes to what people put on their plates can also provide environmental benefits. A systematic review of 63 studies in 2016 revealed that shifting from a western diet (high in animal foods) towards a more sustainable plant-based diet could help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent, and land use and water use by 50 per cent. Those are some amazing statistics!