More Americans Are Embracing A Plant-Based Diet


These days there are more and more options for folks who prefer not to eat meat, and it seems the number of people experimenting with such plant-based diets is increasing.

A new survey finds:

  • 57% of Americans say that since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis they’ve been eating fewer animal products.
  • Close to 60% say they are moving more towards a flexitarian or semi-vegetarian diet.
  • 58% say they experiment with plant-based diets regularly.
  • As for why folks are embracing plant-based diets, the biggest reasons include
    • Making healthier food choices (50%)
    • A desire to eat fewer animal products (42%)
    • Wanting to live a more sustainable lifestyle (39%)

And while you may not be able to imagine enjoying a plant-based diet, a lot of folks insist it’s quite tasty.

  • 57% say they actually crave plant-based food weekly.
  • 62% “frequently” buy plant-based products at the store.
  • 60% say they enjoy plant-based versions of food better than the real thing.
  • Those polled suspect they’ll completely move to a plant-based diet within five years.