The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
What exactly is a plant-based diet?
Don't let the thought of a plant based diet scare you. A plant-based diet is NOT a diet of vegetables alone. It is a diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. You have the choice to exclude or minimize meat, including chicken, dairy products and eggs. The diet will definitely exclude foods made from refined flour and sugar, and certain refined vegetable oils.
There are several food categories from which to choose. You can still make many of your favorite and familiar meals such as pizza, mashed potatoes, and burritos.