Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet...Sounds Familiar
There are hundreds of diets out there today, and lots of them can be a successful way of eating for many. Most people choose a diet based on their own habits and what aligns with their's the most. Some pick a diet that avoids a certain complaint about food, like hormone injections in meat, which is an unfortunate modification in our food nowadays. And some just want to try something different.
One diet out there that's becoming more well known with documentaries and media is the whole food, plant-based diet. It's a good one, but not that different than another that's much more popular...
What is Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet?
It's exactly that - a diet based on eating whole, unrefined plants. That means your diet would consist of eating fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and some nuts and seeds. You'd be cutting out of the diet meat, dairy, and any sugary or processed foods. But that sounds really familiar...
It's called the vegan diet. It's just being titled something else.
Don't Be Fooled
It's always recommended to eat fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc. and to stay away from dairy, sugar, processed foods, or meat with antibiotics / hormones. That's always going to be the case for a natural, nutrient-rich diet. But beware, this whole food, plant-based diet sometimes recommends eating gluten, caffeine, coffee, and oats (contains gluten) - all of which are NOT good, for anyone!
Enjoy this diet if you'd like, because this (and a vegan diet) is a great food plan. We simply advise to not follow it (or anything else) blindly - if something's not good for you, it's not good 100% of the time. Meaning, use your own judgement and if it says to eat something bad, like candy for the sake of an obvious example, and you know it's bad, just avoid consuming that, because that's ridiculous.
Extra note - we have seen the best success with eating according to your blood type AND food combining properly as shown in our Guide to Smart Food Choices book. We just want you to know that a vegan diet and the whole food, plant-based diet go hand-in-hand with this. They do not conflict at all, because you can be on these diets and still stick with the foods that work well with you blood type, plus food combining is actually easier to do since you've eliminated eating meat in those diets.
So, live it up and enjoy these healthy lifestyles :)