The power of plant protein
Last updated 11/8/2023 at 5:10pm
Jennifer Brix, ND
Special to the Village News
Going more plant-based is an exciting endeavor, and there are many reasons that incorporating more plant-based food into your diet is healthy for you and the planet.
Animal-based foods have the highest negative environmental impact out of all food groups. To create 1 lb. of beef requires 7 lbs. of plant protein, produces more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and uses more water, cropland, and fertilizer. It is a more expensive process while being less sustainable and can negatively impact health.
But can following a plant-based diet provide e...