May 16

12% Of Brits Are Choosing More Plant-Based Alternatives During Lockdown, Says Research

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30 percent of Brits have been eating more fruit and vegetables during lockdown (Photo: Adobe. Do not use without permission)

30 percent of Brits have been eating more fruit and vegetables during lockdown (Photo: Adobe. Do not use without permission)

Millions of Brits have changed their eating habits, according to polling by margarine giant Flora.

Recent research from the brand revealed a massive 32 million Brits have incorporated healthier eating habits, with 17 percent eating less meat, 30 percent eating more fruit and vegetables, and 12 percent choosing more plant-based alternatives, Flora revealed in a statement sent to Plant Based News.

The study of 2,000 adults found that 29 percent believe their diets are healthier than before the lockdown, with 61 percent saying their diets have changed.

Plant-based alternatives

Of the one in eight Brits who have opted for more plant-based items when food shopping, have of those bought dairy-free milk, 35 percent chose margarine over butter and 54 percent went for meat alternatives.

As for the reasons behind choosing plant-based options, around 50 percent wanted to be healthier, 27 percent wanted to save money and 37 percent wanted to be more sustainable.





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