For me, eating a plant-rich diet means focusing on including plants at most meals…every meal if possible! Buy organic whenever possible and utilize my Dirty Dozen reference page to help guide you through the produce aisle…
The reason a plant-rich diet is so beneficial is that fruits and veggies are high in fiber and loaded with nutrients and antioxidants…lots of vegetables also means less room (or none at all!) on your plate for grains and breads and processed foods.
A whole foods diet means eliminating processed foods including:
- All Refined Carbohydrates (most commercially produced cakes, pastries, muffins, cookies, etc.)
- Bleached Flour (white bread, crackers made with bleached flour, etc.)
- Refined Sugar
- Candy and sweets
Regardless of where you are at along the spectrum of eating, I believe anyone willing to reduce their consumption of processed foods while increasing fruit and vegetable intake on a daily basis is on their way to feeling better and living healthier!