What Is a Plant-Based Diet?
You’ve heard that a plant based diet is good for you, but what is it exactly? Is it the same as being vegetarian or vegan? Is it actually healthy?
Simply put, a plant-based diet encourages eating more vegetables, fruits and whole grains while reducing animal products (meat, dairy, eggs) and processed food.
A plant based diet is not a fad that you’ll learn down the road has done you more harm than good. It’s also not a quick fix, lose-weight-fast kind of diet.
Even using the word “diet” is misleading as it’s not something that you go “on” and “off” of. It’s a shift in mindset to recognize that our food choices directly impact our health.
Following a plant-based plan is about making the choice to fuel your body with what it needs to thrive - like essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients - rather than with foods that cause disease and obesity.