Celebrating Plants

Plant ForwardPlant forward is a style of eating that emphasizes and celebrates plants as the centre of the plate while animal proteins, if present, are not as prominent. While vegetarian and vegan options are part of menus, plant forward is not an exclusively plant-based diet.

 

Benefits of plant-forward eating

Nutritional

Eating less meat—or forgoing it altogether—has proven to diminish the risk of disease and improve health and well-being. For example, eating less meat decreases the risk of heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, high blood-cholesterol levels, type 2 diabetes, as well as many cancers. 

However, not all plant-based diets are necessarily healthy so substituting meat with highly processed meat substitutes or vegan junk food, which can be rich in saturated fats and sodium, is not advisable. Instead, adding high-quality, nutrient-dense plant-based foods, which contain plenty of fibre, vitamins and minerals, protein, and good unsaturated fats, are healthier alternatives.

Environmental

By opting for vegetarian meals more often (or reducing your meat consumption,

Plant Forwardespecially that of red meat), you contribute to reducing livestock-associated, greenhouse gas emissions, thereby fighting global warming.

 


Plant forward is a style of eating that emphasizes and celebrates plants as the centre of the plate while animal proteins, if present, are not as prominent. While vegetarian and vegan options are part of menus, plant forward is not an exclusively plant-based diet.

Benefits of plant-forward eating
Nutritional
Eating less meat—or forgoing it altogether—has proven to diminish the risk of disease and improve health and well-being. For example, eating less meat decreases the risk of heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, high blood-cholesterol levels, type 2 diabetes, as well as many cancers.  
However, not all plant-based diets are necessarily healthy so substituting meat with highly processed meat substitutes or vegan junk food, which can be rich in saturated fats and sodium, is not advisable. Instead, adding high-quality, nutrient-dense plant-based foods, which contain plenty of fibre, vitamins and minerals, protein, and good unsaturated fats, are healthier alternatives.
Environmental
By opting for vegetarian meals more often (or reducing your meat consumption, 
especially that of red meat), you contribute to reducing livestock-associated, greenhouse gas emissions, thereby fighting global warming.