An expert weighs in on the benefits of a plant-based diet
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In the United States, a growing preference for sustainable, healthier foods is causing a serious uptick in the plant-based food market.
In 2021, Bloomberg Intelligence produced a report called “Plant-Based Foods Poised for Explosive Growth.” It valued the plant-based food market at $29.4 billion in 2020 and predicted that number will exceed $162 billion within the next decade.
Registered dietitian Natalie Allen sheds more light on plant-based diets. She’s also a clinical assistant professor in the department of public health and sports medicine at Missouri State University.