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August 16, 2019 - The Vegan Authority

CANADA: Over 25% considering changing to a plant-based diet: study

CANADA: Over 25% considering changing to a plant-based diet: study
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27% of Canadians indicated that they are considering following a plant-based diet.

The 18-34 demographic is even more receptive to going plant-based with 38% saying they are considering going vegetarian and 17% saying they would like to try veganism according to a study by Insights West.

Currently 5% of the country consider themselves vegetarian and 2% vegan. But there is a definite and growing trend to eliminate meat and animal-based food.

Two significant changes in Canada's Food Guide may have contributed to this growing trend towards a plant-based diet. One was the elimination of traditional foods groups such as meat and dairy into a new "proteins" category, group which tofu, tempeh, beans and lentils. The second was a general recommendation for Canadians to follow a more plant-based diet including more fruits and vegetables.

Whether they are following the latest recommendations in the food guide, or making changes for ethical, health or environmental reasons, more and more Canadians are embracing a plant-based diet.

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