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August 5, 2019

Goodbye “keto” diet.  Hello “plant-based” diet!  As a Registered Dietitian, I couldn’t be more pleased with the latest diet trend, because it isn’t actually a “diet”, it is a healthy, balanced way of eating that just makes sense.  So what is a plant-based diet anyway?  Many people interpret a plant-based diet as being vegetarian or vegan, but this isn’t the case.  Although a plant-based diet is mostly made up of food from plants such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and plant proteins such as legumes, lentils, nut/seeds and their butters and soy products such as tofu, it can actually contain moderate amounts of fish, poultry, lean meat, lower fat dairy products and eggs.

One of reasons the plant-based diet is becoming so popular is because this way of eating has been shown to prevent and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer and also help with weight management.  This diet is a rich source of fibre, vita...

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