New scientific research study is the first to link plant-based meat substitutes to gut health


The research study, which followed 40 participants aged 18 to 55 for four weeks, is the first research study to suggest that plant-based meats – especially Meatless Farm – have a positive impact on gut health. . Researchers believe this is due to the plant-based nutritional profile of meat, especially the fiber content, which helps produce gut-friendly butyrate.

“This study is revolutionary because it is the first to indicate a direct correlation between plant-based meat offerings and changes in gut bacteria consistent with better gut health outcomes,” says lead researcher Miguel Toribio Mateas from the School of Applied Sciences at London South Bank University. “The key factor behind these changes is the nutritional value of Meatless Farm’s offerings, especially the high fiber and phytonutrient content in them and their role in the production of butyrate.

The peer-reviewed study titled “Impact of Plant-Based Meat Alternatives on the Gut Microbiota of Consumers: A Real-World Study”, also found a decrease in potentially harmful Tenericutes bacteria – indicating that herbal offerings of Meatless Farm have led to holistic changes within the gut microbial ecosystem.

“We are delighted that Meatless Farm has had the opportunity to participate in such an important study for the plant-based food industry,” said Morten Toft Bech, founder of Meatless Farm. “We’ve worked tirelessly to create plant-based meat that’s not only better for the environment but also better for you – and we’re excited that this study helps validate the nutritional prowess of our products.”

And Meatless Farm is doubling down on its commitment to the best for you by giving everyone the chance to trade in their current plant-based burger for Meatless Farm. Of September 20 until the end of October, consumers can share a photo of their current vegetable meat on and redeem a voucher for a free Meatless Farm product to try.

To learn more about Meatless Farm’s microbiome research, visit

Notes to Editors
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The study took place in January and February 2021 and examined 40 healthy volunteers aged 18 to 55. The study was published in food journal and has received ethics approval from London Southbank University.

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About the meatless farm
Meatless Farm was founded by a Danish entrepreneur Morten Toft Bech in 2016 to help reduce global dependence on intensively farmed meat. He and his family had struggled to find a meat substitute that the whole family enjoyed and that was inexpensive. The company started trading in the UK in 2018 and has since expanded to 20 countries within Europe, Asia Pacific, North America and the United Arab Emirates. In 2019, the company entered the U.S. market through a nationwide listing with Whole Foods Market that covers over 450 locations. Meatless Farm’s products include plant-based fresh earth, chicken, sausage, and burger patties which on average use 90% less soil and 70-80% water to produce compared to their counterparts at meat base. To learn more about Meatless Farm, please visit Where

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