3 Reasons to Eat More Plant-Based Foods

Lisa Humphreys

Lisa Humphreys

United Soybean Board

You Know You Should Eat Your Fruits and Veggies, But Do You Know Why?

People are increasingly adding seeds, nuts, legumes, whole grains, and foods made with plant-based ingredients — such as meat and dairy alternatives — into their diets. At this rate, the size of the plant-based food market is projected to double between 2023 and 2029! 

Plant-based foods offer a wide range of nutritional benefits, including protein and fiber. Consumption of plant-based foods has also been linked to risk reduction of some types of cancers, heart disease, and other chronic diseases.

And these foods aren’t just good for our bodies — they’re good for our planet too. Domestically grown crops, like U.S. soybeans, are often farmed in a sustainable fashion, meaning opting for plant-based foods can help contribute to a reduced carbon footprint.

Download the infographic to learn more about adding plant-based foods into your diet.