Plant based diets are good for your health and some studies suggest that a diet free of animal byproducts can reduce health care costs and are better for the environment. So what do US companies do to encourage us to be meat free?
The US is after all among the top five per capita meat eating nations in the world. Well, for starters, US food chains are offering more vegetarian and vegan options. In fact, many companies in the US are wooing millennial customers, those in the 18 to 24 demographic, who are more likely to try a meat free lifestyle. From the vegan organic tofu burrito to the veggie burger, fast food to high end, many menus now contain at least one vegan option and multiple vegetarian entrees. Not sure you can give up meat? Try the vegetarian option next time you eat out! You might like it, and your heart will thank you!