Plant-based diet

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

A plant-based diet is one based on vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fruit with few or no animal products (including dairy). It may refer to:

  • Veganism: diet of vegetables, legumes (particularly beans), fruit, grains, nuts, seeds and edible mushrooms, but no food from animal sources.
    • Fruitarianism: vegan diet consisting primarily of fruit.
    • Raw veganism: vegan diet in which food is uncooked or only dehydrated.
  • Vegetarianism: diet of vegetables, legumes, fruit, nuts, etc, that may include eggs and dairy, but no meat.
  • Semi-vegetarianism: mostly vegetarian diet with occasional inclusion of meat.
    • Macrobiotic diet: semi-vegetarian diet that highlights whole grains, vegetables, beans, miso soup, sea vegetables, and traditionally or naturally processed foods, with or without seafood and other animal products.
    • Pescatarian: semi-vegetarian diet with eggs, dairy and seafood.

See also[edit]

  • Forks over Knives (2011): discusses a "whole-foods plant-based diet" that consists of whole vegetables, grains, legumes and fruit, and minimizes or excludes processed and refined foods high in fat, sugar and salt.