What do you think of when you hear “whole food, plant-based?” Is it a vegan diet? Is it extreme dieting? Does it sound like just another dietary option, like paleo or keto? You may be surprised to learn that a whole food-plant-based lifestyle is not about giving up or restricting foods. It’s an opportunity to power our plates for our health.

Here, Santa Barbara plant-based nutrition educator and food-skills instructor Emma Malina gives us a one-minute primer on whole food plant-based nutrition.

A whole food, plant-based lifestyle is an evidence-based approach to eating a range and rainbow of healthful, delicious plant-based foods. This video by our friends at NutritionFacts.org, “Dining by Traffic Light,” speaks to why our organization focuses on plant-centric plates and how to understand which foods to prioritize to grow the most opportunity for health.
Still have questions? Reach out to our Plant-Based Pros, they love to help! You can send us a message using our contact form.
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