A plant-based diet is a diet based on foods derived from plants, including vegetables, fruits, wheat, beans/legumes, nuts, seeds and healthy fats like canola oil or olives, but with few or no animal products. Whether for hearth health, climate health, ecological efficiency, or animal welfare, plants are fast becoming people's best friend.
There isn’t necessarily one “plant-based diet” in existence today, but rather dozens of different variations that stem from cultures found all around the world. Diets high in plant protein, such as the vegetarian, semi-vegetarian, flexitarian, reducetarian, or the Mediterranean diet, are linked with many health benefits.
Not ready to give up animal foods? That’s actually not a problem. Not every plant-based diet is vegan or even vegetarian. Many, like the plant-based diet, include quality animal foods, but aim to do so “in moderation”. In other words, foods like meat, fish, eggs or dairy aren’t necessarily off-limits when you’re eating plant-based, they just usually take a back seat to eating lots of plant foods.
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