What Is a Plant-Based Diet?

A plant-based diet focuses on foods that come from plants—vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans, and legumes—while avoiding those that come from animal sources, including meat, dairy, eggs, and food ingredients derived from animal sources like honey and gelatin.

Healthy and unhealthy choices still abound in the world of plant-based foods, though. It’s entirely possible to make unhealthy choices when eating plant-based. Whole foods in their natural state are a much better choice than a processed meal from a supermarket freezer or fast-food restaurant, so choose wisely and be mindful.

Why choose plants?

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