Here Are The Biggest Myths About Plant-Based Food
If you’ve noticed more plant-based foods in the aisle, you’re not just seeing things. In fact, according to a recent report by Nielsen, nearly 40% of Americans are now "actively trying to eat more plant-based foods" which could explain the desire to have more plant-based options available at the grocery store.
Still, when it comes to eating plant-based food, there tends to be a lot of assumptions and myths. As a company that stands for no B.S., we wanted to take the time to debunk some of those common misconceptions surrounding plant-based foods and diets.
Myth #1: It’s not very flavorful.
Quite the opposite, actually. With such a huge variety of plant-based foods and recipes out there, plant-based dishes can be some of the most flavorful. And many of your favorite comfort foods can be recreated to be plant-based, like macaroni and (vegan) cheese, tacos, and even pizza.
Myth #2: You can’t get enough protein with plant-based food.
False! Outside of eggs and meat, there are plenty of plant-based ways to get protein. Some of these protein sources include seitan, tofu, lentils, chickpeas, beans, spirulina, quinoa, oats, wild rice, seeds, and nuts. , almond protein, oats, peanuts, and cashews to pack in and provide you with a variety of all 9 essential amino acids.
Not always the case. While whole plants offer many important nutrients, not all plant-based foods are created equally. Some vegan imitations with added sugar or preservatives. If the food comes packaged, make sure to read the nutrition label and review the ingredient list. Minimal simple ingredients, like the kind you would find in your kitchen, tend to be the safest bet. Each RXBAR Plant protein bar is made with just a handful of simple ingredients like dates, nuts, gluten-free oats, and no B.S.
Myth #4: Plant-based foods aren’t very filling.
While plants may be low in calorie density, plant-based foods can be high in fiber. Specifically, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Fiber can help you feel full longer.*
Myth #5: Plant-based eating and veganism/vegetarianism are the same.
Plant-based eating doesn’t necessarily mean giving up an entire food group as you might see with veganism (meat, fish, and dairy) and vegetarianism (meat and fish). It just means that you prioritize eating more whole plant foods. It’s all about adding “more” plant-based foods to your regular diet** – more fruit, more vegetables, more nuts, and more whole grains!
We hope this helps clear the air of some false facts that are currently out there. If you decide you want to start planting good eating habits by eating more plant-based foods, we’re here to support you!
RXBAR Plant is now available in two delicious flavors, Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter.