A plant-based diet is one that focuses and centers eating around plants. Thus different types of plant-based diet can be included here.
The idea behind a plant-based diet for better health, for the environment, for better animal practices, or to be more sustainable. Therefore, it’s being more plant-forward thinking in the way food is cooked, prepared, and being evidence based. All types of plants based diets include anything that comes from ground, off tree, or a bush. So, fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes (beans, lentils, peas), and grains.
I’m very passionate about plant-based eating because plants provide so much nutrition to help prevent disease, heal they body, and help the body age well.
ARE ALL HEALTHY?
These are type of categories of plant-based diets which does not mean it all can be healthy. As you can see processed foods are allowed on almost all the diets. However, depending on the ratio and type of processed foods in your diet will dictate how healthy it is or not. There are really unhealthy vegan who mainly eats peanut butter and jelly on white bread with chips or vegetarian who mainly eats cheese pizza. The idea behind calling a vegetarian diet plant-based is filling up the plate with whole minimally processed plants.
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