The future of healthcare is plant-based
The key to a healthy diet is eating a variety of whole plant foods. For decades, we’ve been told to eat our fruits and vegetables, for good reason! Diet affects nearly every aspect of health.
The Physicians Association for Nutrition (PAN) empowers health professionals, the public, and policymakers with evidence-based knowledge that whole food, plant-based nutrition promotes health and prevents and treats disease.
Effects of poor diet
In the United States:
- 74% of adults and 41% of youth are overweight or obese
- 90% of type 2 diabetics are overweight or obese
- 45% of adults and 1.3 million adolescents² have high blood pressure, a preventable risk factor for stroke and cardiovascular disease
Diet recommendations ARE plant-based
This estimate is similar to a healthy, nutritionally-adequate diet that follows the U.S. guidelines3 (when calcium-enriched soy milk replaces dairy) and many international recommendations on nutrition.4
Can you get adequate nutrition from a plant-based diet?
How does your diet impact the planet?
The most comprehensive research on human health and environmental sustainability shows a healthy diet is plant-based.¹
Eating more plants and fewer animal products – particularly meat and dairy – reduces animal suffering and use of natural resources. A plant-based diet is recommended as the best way to mitigate environmental damage and improve human health.1, 6-7