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Plant Based Nutrition

[VEGANUARY] What are the health benefits of following a plant based diet?

What is a Plant-Based Diet?   The simple answer, of course, is that you eat plants. You start to eliminate animals and (eventually) animal products like dairy and eggs. The less simple answer is there is an abundance of plant foods that most people never eat, and eating a plant-based diet means you might widen the variety of foods you eat. For example, some of my favorite foods include: tempeh, tofu, kale, broccoli, quinoa, ground flaxseeds, ground chia seeds, raw almonds and walnuts, raw almond butter, olive oil, all kinds of berries, figs, avocados, tomatoes, lentils, black beans, spirulina, hemp seeds, nutritional yeast, almond milk, sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, mangoes, pineapple, garlic, chai tea, brown rice, rye bread, brown rice, steel-cut oats. Since I went 100% plant-based (and being a vegetarian for 23 years I have only been truly plant based for the last 10 years and even vegan for a year), I’ve noticed a much higher sense of well-being overall, along with other health benefits. I also haven’t suffered from a protein shortage or calcium deficiency either, in case you’re one of the many who worry about this issue.  In fact, I've built strength and muscle during this time.  ...
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