6. May 2015

PLAN OF THE MONTH: Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet (WFPD)

A whole food, plant-based diet consists of whole, unprocessed, unrefined, nutrient rich fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and healthy fats. It excludes animal products (including dairy), processed foods, refined sugar, bleached flour, and most oils.

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If this diet had a slogan it would be:

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Consuming a whole food, plant-based diet is an ethical and environmentally friendly way to live.

Some of the many benefits of a plant-based diet include:

  • Lowers cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar
  • Reverses or prevents heart disease
  • Lowers risk of cancer and diabetes
  • May slow the progression of certain types of cancer
  • Improves the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

The only essential nutrient you do not get on a WFPD diet is B12, therefore, I will take it in supplement form while on the plan.

I will be referencing the following books, blogs and cookbooks this month:

To learn more about industrialized farming and food production, I recommend the following documentaries:

Now I’m off to frolic with the tree huggers and eat all things organic. Groovy man! Until next time, this is psychedelic Mare saying, “PEACE OUT.”

 FOOD JOURNALS:

Week 22 (Monday, April 27 to Sunday, May 3, 2015)

Week 23 (Monday, May 4 to Sunday, May 10, 2015)

Week 24 (Monday, May 11 to Sunday, May 17, 2015)

Week 25 (Monday, May 18 to Sunday, May 24, 2015)

Week 26 (Monday, May 25 to Sunday, May 31, 2015)

 

 

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