Introduction to Whole Food Plant Based Eating

What is a Whole Foods Plant Based (WFBP) Diet?

The ideal whole food plant based diet consists of minimally refined, plant-based foods that grow in nature. As you explore a whole food plant based diet, you will find varying opinions by leading experts in the field regarding which foods to limit or exclude from your diet. However, there is accepted agreement that we need to:

  • reduce saturated fats and cholesterol
  • eat more leafy greens
  • eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables
  • eat a variety of fiber rich foods like whole grains, beans and lentils
  • If not suffering from obesity or heart disease, avocados, olives, nuts and seeds can be enjoyed in moderate amounts. All experts agree, for long-term benefits switching to a whole food plant based diet needs to become a lifestyle.

    Get back to basics.
    Eat minimally refined foods and eat foods that grow in nature.

    Research has demonstrated that we do not need to eat animal products for their nutrients. With the exception of B12, our entire nutritional needs can be met on a whole food plant based diet. Learn more about B12 here.

    What are the Healthiest Foods? by Dr. Michael Greger - 5:18

    "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."