Plant-based or plant- forward eating focuses on foods that come primarily from plants. While it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to avoid eating animal products altogether (unless you want to!), it does mean that your meals consist of mostly plants. Rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, a well-planned plant-based diet can support health and provide the appropriate essential nutrients your body needs every day.
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Welcome to your one-stop shop for plant-based groceries. Plant-based or plant-forward eating focuses on consuming foods that come from plants such as fruits, vegetables, legumes (beans), nuts and seeds. Though this cutting-edge lifestyle once appealed to only a few, plant-based foods are growing in popularity due to their wide range of health and environmental benefits. Whether you’re making the change for yourself, for the animals or for Mother Earth, switching to a plant-based diet can make a big difference in both how you feel and how you shop for food.
What are the Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet?
A well-planned plant-based diet can support your health and provide the appropriate essential nutrients your body needs every day. From boosting your wellness to helping manage your weight to lowering your carbon footprint, the benefits of plant-based eating are plentiful. Just by avoiding animal-derived products, you’ll easily decrease the amount of “bad” cholesterol and saturated fats in your diet, both of which are detrimental to good health. Additionally, foods typically eaten on a plant-based diet tend to be higher in antioxidants, soluble fiber and other beneficial nutrients that keep you feeling your best all day, every day.
How Do You Start a Plant-Based Diet?
Since this diet is about replacing rather than restricting food, making the switch can be simple and should be done at your own pace. Remember, it’s less about following a “diet” and more about changing your approach to eating. To start, gradually incorporate more plant-based diet foods into your routine by swapping milk with dairy-free options such as almond or oat “milk,” opting for meat alternatives over ground beef or turkey and stocking your pantry with veggie-based vitamins and health supplements instead of animal-based options.
How Do I Shop for a Plant-Based Diet?
Whether your aim is to switch to a fully vegan lifestyle or you’re just looking to introduce more meat-free options into your meal rotation, we have the items you need to make the change. With an increase in plant-based groceries lining the aisles at the store, it’s easier than ever to incorporate more plant-based foods into your everyday routine. You can shop vegan grocery favorites and plant-based staples in-store or online, explore and shop plant-based meals and organic plant-based options or find inspiration for your weekly meal plan with our 5 days of plant-based recipes.
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