Plant-based or plant-forward diet focuses on foods that come mostly from plants. This includes fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans. It doesn’t mean you’re a vegetarian or vegan and never eat meat or dairy. Instead, you are choosing proportionally more foods that come from plants.
Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber, complex carbs, and water, making plant-based diets good for you. This could help people feel fuller for longer and use more energy even when resting.
When you eat more plants, your gut health improves, making it easier to absorb the nutrients in food that help your immune system and reduce inflammation. Fiber can also help to lower cholesterol, keep blood sugar stable, and keep your bowels moving well.Read more