The New Year is a great time to think about ways to change things up and make better choices, in ways both big and small.
A resolution many of us at WhiteWave are making this year is adopting a plant-based diet. We love the idea of making plants a core part of everyday meal prep in 2017.
And, a new report in the December 2016 issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics supports the benefits of this resolution. The report emphasizes that vegetarian and vegan diets are great for people of all ages, including kids and pregnant women. With a well-planned and balanced diet, studies have shown that vegetarians may have a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Plant-based diets are also more environmentally friendly. According to the report, the production of plant-based products tends to use less water and fossil fuel resources, plus a lower amount of pesticides and fertilizers as compared to the production of conventional agriculture and dairy products.
Ultimately, plant-based nutrition is a better, more sustainable way to nourish people and the planet. And, people are taking notice. The popularity of plant-based products has continued to grow during the past several years. At WhiteWave, we’re proud to offer a variety of plant-based brands and products to meet consumer needs. Between our Silk, So Delicious, Alpro and Vega brands, there’s truly something for everyone and every eating occasion, all powered by plants.
It’s a great time to join the plant-based revolution by choosing products that are delicious and help create a more sustainable environment for future generations. Here’s to a greener 2017!