For starters, what makes a whole-food plant-based diet?
The food industry has made eating so complicated that this idea of a whole-food plant-based diet may sound intimidating, but it’s quite simple. We recommend consuming whole grains, vegetables, (low sugar) fruits, legumes, beans, and small quantities of nuts and seeds.
To get the most nutrition for your buck, buy locally-grown and organic when possible.
There are immediate benefits
Going green with your diet will show immediate results. You’ll notice initial weight loss and improved energy levels. This change happens because a whole-food plant-based diet introduces more fiber to your body, which allows for slow digestion as fiber passes through the digestive system. A high-fiber diet also aids with hunger control and stabilizes blood sugar, an added benefit for people with diabetes.