Why plant-based is good for you

Our vision is of a world where more of what we eat comes directly from plants. Why? Because a plant-based lifestyle tastes good in every sense – it’s more sustainable for the planet, and eating more food from plants is good for our health.

The way we eat

Some challenges with the modern diet

Too much saturated fat

Not enough fibre

Lack of variety

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What can we do to change that?

Plant-based foods are a great place to start, they are typically:

Generally low in saturated fat

High in fibre

Packed with a wide range of vitamins and minerals

You can improve your diet by adding more plant-based foods and eating less animal-based foods.

The health benefits of plant-based

Here are some of the good things connected with eating more plant-based foods

A healthy heart

Plant-based foods tend to contain unsaturated (good) fats and are generally low in saturated (bad) ones. High levels of cholesterol can increase the risk of coronary heart disease, and replacing saturated with unsaturated fats has been shown to lower levels of cholesterol in the blood. So eating more plant-based foods can help to keep the heart healthy.

Ageing well

Good nutrition can help you age well. A diet rich in plant-based foods will give your body the vitamins, minerals and fibre it needs, while reducing your intake of saturated fat. That’s how a plant-based diet with exercise (and no smoking) has been shown to improve quality of life as you age.

Good bones

A plant-based diet helps provide the protein, calcium and vitamin D you need to maintain good bone health throughout your life.

Managing your weight

Plant-based foods tend to contain fewer calories, lower amounts of fat and are high in fibre – that’s why vegans often have a lower body mass index (BMI). So by eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and plant-based alternatives to dairy – and reducing the amount of calorie-dense foods – managing your weight starts to feel a whole lot easier.

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How Alpro ingredients do you good

Our products don’t just taste great – they’re also packed with nutritional benefits.

The secret is in our ingredients

Totally delicious and rich in nutrients, nature’s finest goes into our products. So much good stuff grows straight out the soil: grains, beans, and nuts, all packed with essential nutrients, freshness and flavour.

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