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The Plant-based Plan: 10 scientific reasons for plant-based eating

22 December 2015

A 2015 Alpro Foundation fully referenced publication

The Plant-based Plan focuses on 10 scientific reasons for more plant-based eating

The Plant-based Plan was ahead of its time (4 years prior to the EAT Lancet publication), providing scientific evidence for sustainable diets that support both human and planetary health. The 2015 publication is an essential read for anyone interested in how plant-based eating provides the solution for both a healthier population and planet.

Plant-based foods feature heavily in traditional diets associated with long life (e.g., the Mediterranean diet and the Okinawan diet), as well as national and international dietary recommendations to promote good health. There is a wealth of scientific evidence to support the benefits of plant-based eating and in the last few years the number of peer-reviewed studies has grown exponentially.

As such it was timely to undertake a thorough review of the scientific literature to explore the extent to which these benefits can be substantiated.

Overview

The Plant-based Plan is written by Janice Harland and Lynne Garton and includes:

  • A comprehensive review of scientific literature surrounding plant-based diets

  • 10 evidence-based reasons to adopt plant-based eating

  • Independent leading expert opinion

The outcome of this extensive assessment continues to highlight the nutritional, health and environmental benefits of plant-based eating and illustrates how adopting a plant-based diet can improve not only our health but that of the planet too.

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References

  1. Harland J & Garton L. The plant-based plan: 10 scientific reasons for more plant-based eating. 2nd edition. Lannoo Campus 2015

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The Plant-based Plan: 10 scientific reasons for more plant-based eating

Alpro Foundation white paper

The Plant-based Plan

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Alpro Foundation book

The Plant-based Plan: 10 scientific reasons for more plant-based eating

This 2015 publication is an essential read for anyone interested in how plant-based eating provides the solution for both a healthier population and planet.