Interested in learning more about nutrition, but don’t have the time? AT Fit Food 4 Life we believe in BALANCE... It is a LIFE-STYLE that will transform your BODY, MIND & SOUL...NOT A DIET! Everyone is different... which means: "NOT EVERY DIET WORKS FOR EVERYONE the same way..."We dietitians know plant-based diets have been a fast-growing trend in the past several years. With primarily plant-based eating patterns being associated with lower prevalence of CVDs, stroke, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, as well as lower rates of heart disease risk factors such as hypertension and high cholesterol, more people are choosing to incorporate more plants into their diets than ever before.However, plant-based eating has caused some confusion among consumers and even nutrition professionals, as the definition of “plant-based” isn’t clearly established.
Both nutrition professionals and consumers have described plant-based eating as anything from a strict vegan or vegetarian diet to one that includes some animal foods. Other terms such as “plant forward” and “flexitarian” also are used to describe plant-based eating.With all the media headlines and the non-evidence-based discussions about eating more plants, some consumers have been led to believe that animal-based foods, including meat, dairy, eggs, and fish, can’t be part of a well-balanced and healthful diet. They believe they must choose one type of eating pattern over the other, but that isn’t the case.While vegan and vegetarian diets have been shown to provide several health benefits, the inclusion of animal-based foods also can provide nutrition and health benefits.
This article will discuss the benefits of plant-based eating, review a variety of plant-based eating patterns, and describe how they can be combined with animal foods to meet nutritional requirements and promote overall health.Learn how what you eat affects how you feel. Advice on weight loss, supplements, vitamins, and overall healthy living. Explore hundreds of episodes on our PODCAST to learn more!!!