By Rosy Rojas, Dietetic Intern, Tufts Universtiy
There are a number of health advantages to increasing plant foods in your diet. Researchers have noticed that people who follow plant-based diets tend to live longer, healthier lives.
Diets comprised mostly of plant foods may decrease the risk of developing health conditions like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Plant-based diets can also be an effective way to manage these illnesses once diagnosed.
When you make the switch to a more plant-centered diet, it’s important to swap in appropriate substitutes for the animal products you’re removing. Use the guide below to help make healthy plant-based swaps.
Moving toward a plant-based diet does not have to mean becoming fully vegetarian. Even making a few substitutions or small alterations in your diet to incorporate more plant-based foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds can have positive effects on your health.
Interested in trying a plant-based diet? Try the following meal patterns:
Incorporating fresh and wholesome foods is an essential part of any well-balanced diet and small substitutions in your diet can benefit your overall health. Browse our recipe collection and try incorporating new plant-based dishes into your diet!