What is a Whole Food Plant-Based Lifestyle?
It’s a way of eating that maximises nutrient dense fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. There are literally thousands of options to choose from. Nuts and seeds are included, but processed and animal based foods are minimised or eliminated.
Think of bowls of oatmeal and fruit, wholesome bread and hummus, black bean tacos, vegetable stir-fry and curries on brown rice, grainy salads, roast starchy veges, wholegrain pastas and banana nice cream. The possibilities are endless!
Whole plant foods are generally lower in fat and calories so you can eat more of them. Eating this way might seem challenging at first, but it is incredibly tasty, satisfying and energising.
Why is it better to base our diets on Whole Plant Foods?
Studies show that eating a diet centered on whole plant foods may reduce the risk of many diseases and improve the odds of living a long and healthy life.
World leading organisations support a plant-based diet, including The World Health Organisation, United Nations, American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Diabetes Association and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine; to name a few.
Leading Medical Journal ‘The Lancet’ and University College London have published a report stating that climate change is the biggest global-health threat of the 21st century.
What we eat contributes – at least 14.5% of global greenhouse gases due to animal agriculture. People who eat more plants hugely reduce their carbon footprint and their impact on our land, forests, lakes, rivers, oceans and ice caps. Not to mention preventing escalation of antibiotic resistance, species extinction and animal cruelty.
With all of these incredible reasons to eat more plants, moving towards a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle is a walk in the park!