Plant-Based Diet

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At Silk, we think trying to eat better is enough. It’s perfect, in fact. And our passion for plant-based nutrition can help. Our silky smooth, delicious lineup is made with plants, not dairy, and our products are verified by the Non-GMO Project Verification Program. Plus, we’ve got a lot of options for you—from unsweetened flavors with no added sugar, to nutmilks with 10 grams of protein per serving, to creamy, dreamy yogurt alternatives.

More and more people are recognizing the benefits of meals based on fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains. And consuming more plants can be easier on the earth, too. That looks like progress to us.

PLANTS ARE EASY

When you work a few more plants into your routine, you’re doing something smart for your body and the planet. We love our friends the cow, the chicken and the pig, but getting them from the field to the dinner table can take a lot more resources than eating plants, which naturally live lower on the food chain.

Take water, for instance—it takes an average of 900 more gallons of water to produce a half gallon of conventional dairy milk than to make Silk Original soymilk, almondmilk or coconutmilk.¹ And that’s only one example of how plant-based diets can help protect and conserve the Earth’s limited resources.

PERFECT HAPPENS A LITTLE AT A TIME

The benefits of a plant-based diet are well documented. But you don’t have to go totally vegan, or even vegetarian. Burger lovers and bean lovers—we love ‘em all! And the good news is that improving your diet can be as easy as slipping in more fruit, veggies or nuts every day.

Silk can be a step in the right direction. Try delicious almondmilk, cashewmilk or soymilk instead of your usual dairy milk in cereal, blend up a tempting smoothie, or pack a delicious dairy-free yogurt alternative for lunch. Every sip or spoonful counts.

SOY BENEFITS

When it comes to taking care of your body, soy is more than just another plant-based food. For starters, soy is a complete protein, which means it has an adequate proportion of all the essential amino acids. Plus it’s been recognized for its potential role in supporting heart health.

In fact, as part of a healthy diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, 25 grams of soy protein per day may help reduce the risk of heart disease. (A serving of Silk Vanilla soymilk has 6.25 grams of soy protein.)

1 Based on a 2013 Water footprint assessment conducted by Silk using the Water Footprint Network methodology, ISO 14046 framework, and the average annual consumption of Silk by U.S. households.