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What Is A Plant-Based Diet?

A plant-based diet moves veggies from stage-left to the center stage of your plate by eliminating animal products, ultra-processed foods, and highly refined oils from your diet.

With a whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) diet, you will be able to eat a wide variety of nutritious whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and spices. This diet provides you with all the nutrients your body needs to prevent, improve, and reverse disease, produce energy efficiently, and lose weight.

A WFPB diet naturally lowers your blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight in a healthy way. A strict WFPB diet can prevent and reverse a number of common conditions including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and certain cancers.  It has been known to decrease or eliminate dependence on many medications, and it improves mental clarity, improves sleep, and makes you feel better overall.

Read all 12 top health benefits of a plant-based diet >

What to Eat on a Plant-Based Diet

Plant-Based Food Diet

On a plant-based diet, you can eat a wide variety of delicious foods such as:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Legumes
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Spices for flavor

Check out these easy plant-based recipes >

We recommend getting the recommended daily servings of Dr.Greger’s Daily Dozen.

This includes recommended servings of beans, berries, fruits, cruciferous vegetables, greens, vegetables, flaxseed, nuts, grains, and spices as well as fluids and exercise.

Related: Plant-Based Diet Resources to Get You Started >

What NOT to Eat on a Plant-Based Diet

On a plant-based diet, here are the foods to avoid:

  • Animal products – including meats, dairy, eggs, etc.
  • Ultra-processed foods – this includes a lot of boxed and frozen items
  • Oils – contrary to popular belief, oils are also ultra-processed and are therefore not healthy for our bodies

 

To Make It Simple…

Don’t eat anything unless it comes from a plant. Stick to whole foods like whole grains and produce, fill up on fiber-rich foods like legumes and fruits, and experiment with flavor by using different spices.

To make it really simple and convenient, we offer chef-prepared, heat-and-eat meals for pickup and delivery each week based on Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen.

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