Plant-based recipes

Eating more plant-based foods lowers your risk of heart disease.

Eating more plant-based foods has been shown in a number of studies to reduce the risk of developing heart disease and other chronic conditions such as cancer and diabetes.

A 2018 study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology found that people who consumed large amounts of meat protein experienced a 60-percent increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD), while people who consumed large amounts of protein from nuts and seeds experienced a 40-percent reduction in CVD.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has stated that:

[A]ppropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes.

Learn more about how shifting toward a plant-based diet can help improve your health.

Learn more about how plant-based helps YOUR HEALTH

Go plant-based for your health

Read on to learn how animal agriculture impacts health, and how a plant-based diet can help.

Get started on your plant-based journey

10 tips for getting started on a plant-based diet today

Desiree Nielsen, a registered dietician based in Vancouver, shares 10 tips for getting started on a plant-based diet today.

Will you be choosing more plant-based meals for your health?

Check out these simple and delicious recipes for meal and snack inspiration:

Looking for more inspiration? See all plant-based recipes in the Plant University recipe library!