A plant-based diet is a nutrition pattern that is based on plants and contains little or no animal foods.
This includes vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and fruits. You can choose a plant-based diet for various reasons. These can include concerns about animal welfare, health benefits, environmental concerns or personal preferences.
Plant-based diets can support healthy living at all ages and life stages. But as with all diets, a plant-based diet should be tailored to meet your needs. Plant-based diets rich in legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables, whole grains (such as oats, barley) and minimally processed foods can provide all the nutrients needed for good health.
Here are some of the things to look out for in a plant-based diet:
- Vitamin B12 is an exception. This nutrient cannot be obtained from plants. You need to get it from fortified foods or a supplement.
- Plant-based eating can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and some cancers and help you manage your weight.
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