Why Plant Based Nutrition? What are the benefits? And what is a Plant Based/Vegan Diet?
A plant based diet one consisting of exclusively plant based items, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes with no animal products: no meat, dairy, eggs, gelatin, etc.
Numerous studies showed great benefits from transitioning to a plant based diet, such as preventing and even reversing diabetes type 2, heart disease, some types of cancers and autoimmune disease, as well as significant weight loss.
Below are a few helpful info-graphics from the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine: more info can be obtained at: www.pcrm.org/
While transitioning to a vegan diet, losing weight, and improving insulin sensibility, medications will need to be readjusted, and several blood work tests will be necessary.