Plant-based diets are getting a lot of attention. While the emphasis used to be on strictly vegan or vegetarian ways of eating, that's changed. Plant-based diets can be plant-centric or "flexitarian": mostly animal-free with a little meat on the side. People who are starting on a plant-based way of life or are simply curious about it tend to have a few specific questions.
Plant-based eating is focused mainly on food from plants, but that doesn’t mean that it completely excludes meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or dairy. Instead, people following a plant-based diet choose a higher proportion of foods from plant sources. That includes fruits and vegetables, as well as foods like nuts, beans, and whole grains. Eating a plant-based diet does not mean being strictly vegan or vegetarian.
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