It’s hard to miss all of the reports that many chronic diseases can be controlled, reduced, or even reversed by moving to a whole-food, plant-based diet. Scientific research is proving that a plant-based diet can reduce the risk many chronic diseases, such as Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer and other major illnesses.
And even without worrying about the bigger concerns, a plant-based diet can just make your feel a lot better inside and out. Whether you go all the way towards vegetarianism or veganism, or just want to make an effort to introduce more plant-based food into your diet, putting produce front and center is a good idea. People say they have more energy, enjoy workouts more and see overall improvements in their health once switching to a plant-based lifestyle.
What is a plant-based diet?
A whole-food, plant-based diet is actually pretty straightforward. Whole foods are natural foods that are not heavily processed. That means ingredients that are whole, unrefined, or minimally refined. Plant-based foods, as the name suggests, means foods that comes from plants and doesn’t include animal ingredients. So, no meat, milk, eggs, or honey. And no long ingredient lists or unpronounceable additives.
Everyone from Beyoncé and Jay Z, to Tom Brady and Gisele are jumping on the bandwagon, so you’ll be in good company! Here are 20 recipes to get that plant-based diet up and running.