A plant-based transition refers to the shift towards a diet that is primarily or exclusively made up of plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, while minimizing or eliminating the consumption of animal products, such as meat, dairy, eggs, and fish. This shift is often motivated by health, environmental, and ethical concerns.
A plant-based diet has been associated with various health benefits, such as reduced risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. Additionally, plant-based diets have a lower carbon footprint compared to diets that include a lot of animal products, as they require fewer resources and produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Finally, for those concerned about animal welfare, a plant-based diet eliminates the need to raise and slaughter animals for food.
Many individuals, organizations, and institutions are advocating for a plant-based transition as a way to promote health and sustainability, and there are many resources available to help people make the transition to a more plant-based diet.