Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

1. Does Plant-Based Mean No Eggs or Milk?

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.

Rainbow of fruit and vegetables fcafotodigital / Getty Images
Advertisement

Disclaimer

This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.