A plant-based diet is mainly about eating foods coming from plant sources, preferably fresh and whole food ingredients.
Specifically, you want to be eating fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, microgreens, sprouts, mushrooms, tubers, legumes, non-wheat gluten-free ancient grains and pseudocereals; nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, unrefined oils, and unrefined salts.
We encourage a tweaked version of the popular Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet.
Our “version” emphasizes the removing of all animal foods while at the same time look to reducing:
- corn containing food products (corn flour, cornmeal, cornflakes, etc.)
- non-ancient, refined, and enriched grain products (bulgur, couscous, oats, rice, rye, spelt, wheat, etc.)
- soy containing food products (edamame, soymilk, tempeh, tofu, etc.)
As a baseline, we promote:
- including good sources of fats and unrefined oils in your diet
- regularly adding seaweed to your food
- regularly adding unrefined salts to your food
The list of food items that don’t belong in a human body is never-ending.
Instead of thinking about what you can’t or shouldn’t have, start by rounding out your diet with all the “good” stuff.