To Your Health

What are the Benefits?

Plant-based foods lower the risk of a range of common ailments such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Plus, DefaultVeg meets the needs of those with more restrictive diets, making it easier for everyone to eat healthier meals and create a just world.

Overconsumption of animal products, in particular processed meat, is associated with obesity and an increased risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, type-2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.[1] Prioritizing plant-based options in catering menus and beverages will reinforce healthy lifetime eating habits and wellness.

“It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.”[2]

  • [1] Bailey et al, “Livestock – Climate Change’s Forgotten Sector,”

[2]  See Winston J Craig, Ann Reed Mangels, American Dietetic Association, “Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian Diets,” Journal of the American Dietetic Association (JADA) 109(7) 2009 (1266-82), 1266.