Why  Plants?

At Sprout Society, we believe in eating more plants - it's good for you and our planet. Our focus is to meet you where you are and cultivate a community that thrives off of plants.

We believe that little changes can grow to have an enormous impact. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, a 9-5 meat eater, or anything in between, we most certainly don't discriminate or judge, we are just stoked to have you join us on our quest to eat more plants!

Turns  out  that  plants are  ridiculously  healthy

Plants are abundant in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Eating plant-based gives you higher overall levels of wellness, higher energy levels and lower disease and mortality rates.

Great for your body!

When directly compared to an omnivore diet, studies have shown that eating a plant-based diet can help you:

  • lose weight and lower BMI 

  • lower risks of certain cancers and heart disease

  • lower both total and LDL-cholesterol (the not-friendly one)

  • lower glucose levels and the occurrence of type-2 diabetes

  • improve kidney function

Even better for your heart!

You know you're onto something when you have the the former President of the American College of Cardiology leading the charge. Dr. Ken Williams is a fierce advocate for the adoption of a plant-based or vegan diet. Here’s why:

  • higher adherence to a healthy plant-based diet was associated with a 19% lower risk of cardiovascular disease mortality and 11% lower risk of all-cause mortality

  • patients with cardiovascular disease who stuck to a strict plant-based or vegan diet saw a 22% reversal rate

The environmental impact is

enormous!

One pound of vegetables takes 147L of water to produce.

One pound of beef: Over 7,000L

Reducing your meat & dairy intake is one of the most powerful things you can do to reduce your impact on the planet in terms of energy required, land usage, water usage, and greenhouse gas emissions

  • Animal agriculture accounts for around a whopping 14.5% of the worlds global greenhouse gas emissions, the second highest source of emissions and greater than all transportation combined

  • Animal agriculture is responsible for 25-33% of all fresh water consumption in the world today

Here is some pretty cool literature if you want to geek out and learn more!

  • This article on the impact of vegan diets on multiple health outcomes

  • This article on vegetable consumption and the link to cancer and cardiovascular disease

  • This article on vegan diets and their impact on all-cause mortality

  • This article on lowering cholesterol and heart disease risk through legume consumption

  • This article on the environmental impact of livestock

  • This article on the water footprint of various food sources

Piqued your curiosity?

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