What is a Whole Foods Plant-based (WFPB) Diet?
What’s the Science Behind It?
What are the Benefits?
And, What Should I Actually Eat on a Daily Basis?!
Whether you’re an experienced WFPB enthusiast, or heard enough to be curious, this page is meant to provide an overview of the “best of our knowledge” of WFPB benefits and science, as well as practical eating guidelines.
First, the easy part, the definition of what’s included: A whole foods plant-based diet means eating minimally processed fruits, vegetables, beans & legumes, whole grains, nuts & seeds, herbs & spices, and mushrooms.
What’s excluded: animal products (meat, dairy, eggs) and highly processed foods (e.g. refined grains, refined sugar).
Next, why is WFPB the healthiest diet known to science?