WHAT IS THE POWER OF PLANTBASED?
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What is plantbased eating?
There are many different definitions for plantbased eating. Here at The Power of Plantbased, it’s simply put – the majority of ones diet should be made up of plantbased foods, and consumption of animal based products should be reduced. Eat more plants!
What ARE PLANTBASED FOODS?
Plantbased foods include:
vegetables (ex. broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, sweet potato)
fruit (ex. pineapple, grapes, apples, oranges)
grains (ex. oatmeal, brown rice pasta, granola, quinoa)
seeds (ex. flaxseeds, chia seeds, hemp, sesame seeds)
nuts (ex. almonds, pistachios, walnuts, cashews)
legumes (ex. chickpeas, black beans, edamame, kidney beans)
There are many arguments about which diet or eating pattern is the best for you, but most of them share similar principles: stick to the whole foods, and eat your fruits and vegetables.
A diet where the majority of foods are plantbased is incredibly good for your health. Eating this way emphasizes the consumption of vegetables, fruit, grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes, and these foods work together to provide our bodies with ample nutrients and energy.
There are countless research studies that demonstrate the mediating effects of an increase intake of plantbased foods. The science speaks. From cholesterol to glucose levels, overall cardiovascular health and disease, to weight management: a diet rich in whole, plantbased foods has positive effects for us all.
PLANTBASED VS. VEGAN
Plantbased and vegan are not interchangeable. While a plantbased diet is one that either minimizes or eliminates animal based foods, a vegan diet is one that does not consume any animal based foods at all. Additionally, vegan is often referred to as a lifestyle in which one also avoids all animal products in both what they wear and purchase. “Plantbased” is strictly diet related.
WHAT ABOUT PROTEIN?
Yes, we need protein. Plantbased protein can be found in all kinds of beans, nuts, and seeds. If you feel you are not getting enough protein, supplementation can be found in easily found plantbased protein powders and supplements.