What is a whole foods plant based diet? If you aren’t familiar with the term, it is a way of eating that focuses on a variety of whole, unrefined plant foods including vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. It eliminates all animal products, processed foods, sugar, animal fats, and oils.
Why would you want to consider eating this way? It has the potential to prevent or reverse chronic diseases, lead to weight loss, improve mental clarity, lower cholesterol, and reduce or eliminate inflammation. An added bonus is reducing your carbon footprint.
In last week’s blog post I recommended you to go through your pantry and get rid of all the tempting and unhealthy foods. Now I want to share some tips for filling your cupboards with foods that support a healthy body and mind and help you plan your meals.