The foods you eat greatly affect your health, from weight and blood pressure to risk of disease. Research has shown that eating a plant-based diet can have significant positive impacts on these health metrics over time. Plant-based foods are naturally lower in fat when compared to animal-sourced foods. They are also usually less processed and less expensive than animal-based foods.
If you are looking to make healthy changes to your diet, instead of focusing on what to cut out, focus on what you can add! Eating more plant-based foods is a great first step. Doing so can lower the amount of total calories you eat in a day by increasing the volume of your meals with fiber and water, making you feel fuller longer.
Refer to the handout below to learn more about the power of plants and tips for incorporating them into your diet.
Give "Meatless Mondays" a try! Plan each of your meals and snacks for that day to feature plant-sourced proteins, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
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