The Atkins diet, the Keto diet, the Alkaline diet, the Raw food diet - you name it, there are tons of diets out there with most proclaiming various health benefits. The Paleo diet emphasises on eating fruits, non-processed meat, some fruits, vegetables and avoiding alcohol, grains, dairy, processed sugar, and packaged food – typically a diet that our ancestors used to follow during the Paleolithic era that lasted some 2.6 million years ago to about 12,000 years ago. The vegan diet, on the other hand, says no to meat and dairy products, with a focus on wholly plant-sourced food.
With more people switching to a vegetarian diet for numerous reasons, companies are looking for vegetarian/vegan alternatives to meat. Burger King recently introduced a vegetarian ‘beef’ burger made by Impossible Foods, a startup aimed at reducing dependence on animal agriculture and promoting a vegan diet. According to The American Institute for Cancer Research, a diet with two-thirds or more of your plate filled with plant-based food could be key to preventing cancer. A vegetarian diet has also numerous other benefits, from reducing the risk of diabetes and lowered cholesterol levels, to helping control weight and improve metabolism.