Viva la Veggie Revolution!

The world is changing. ‘Going veggie’ is fast becoming a phrase that’s empowering millions across the globe who now choose to go down a different path when it comes to food. Whether it’s for ethical justification, health, or both, proponents of Vegetarianism are on the rise; what was once considered a fringe movement is now a full-blown fridge movement.

In Britain alone, 1 in 8 of us are now vegetarian (or vegan) – a statistic that is only going to increase as we speak. Environmental, animal welfare, and health are all reasons cited by those switching to a meat-free diet, with many now deciding to take their fight against dairy.

With the rise in Vegetarianism and Veganism across the world, it’s clear more and more people are active in taking control of what they are consuming. For those who are not yet able to switch completely, there’s evidence that adults are trying to at least go meat-free once a week. The ‘Flexitarian’ diet can be seen as a product of this, espoused by consumers who at least recognise the benefits of going green.

Despite its evident popularity, however, opponents of Vegetarianism (and indeed Veganism) are reluctant to the movement, pointing to a lack of protein as one of the biggest off-puts to the diet.

It’s well-known, though, that proteins can still be derived from plant-based diets. Coming in at the top of our infographic today is Greek yoghurt, for example, boasting not only high sources of protein but calcium and gut-friendly nutrients, too!

With the vegetarian diet now thriving on our plates, it makes sense to give you all a tasty infographic on sourcing those crucial proteins. Take a look at this infographic by EatingWell for more.