7 Vegan Documentaries to Watch If You’re Thinking of Going Plant-Based

Susan S. Johnson

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The rise of plant-based eating

I’ve been plant-based all of my life. Although I’m now a pescatarian, I was a full-fledged vegetarian for 18 years. And I remember the day I went vegetarian with extreme clarity. I was a counselor at a summer camp, and I’d gone with my campers to watch Chicken Run. I returned to my cabin extremely disturbed. I’d been thinking about going vegetarian for years, and that day I ripped off the Band-Aid and enrolled in the camp’s vegetarian meal plan.

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What Is Plant-Based Protein and How to Add More to Your Diet

Susan S. Johnson

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The plant-based protein obsession

In the past, only vegetarians and vegans cared all that much about plant protein. That’s not the case anymore. In the first four months of 2020, sales of plant-based meat spiked 148 percent over the year before, according to the Plant Based Foods Association.

The plant-based food trend shows no signs of slowing down. By 2027, plant-based protein sales in the United States are projected to rake in 17 million dollars, more than triple today’s revenues, according to a report

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Plant-based diets reduce risk of heart disease, dementia, study finds

Susan S. Johnson

Getting protein from plant-based sources like beans and nuts instead of animal proteins like red meat and dairy is linked to fewer deaths related to dementia and heart disease, according to a new study.

The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), studied more than 100,000 post-menopausal women for nearly 20 years.

The women in the study who ate more protein from plant-based sources had an associated lower risk of deaths related to heart disease and dementia and a lower risk of all-cause mortality, or death from all causes, in comparison to women

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A beginner’s guide to a plant-based diet and how it can benefit your health

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Eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet reduces your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Westend61/Getty Images
  • A plant-based diet consists mostly of foods like fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains.

  • If you choose a plant-based diet, you should avoid or limit meat, dairy, eggs, and seafood.

  • A plant-based diet may reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

  • Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.

Whether for health, ethical, environmental, or spiritual reasons, plant-based diets continue to grow in popularity, with nearly 10 million Americans adopting one. Here’s what you need to know about plant-based diets and their

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