Whole foods plant-based diet
A whole foods plant-based diet (WFPB) involves avoiding all processed foods, all refined foods, meat, dairy, eggs, added sugars or oils, and eating wholefoods, including fruit and vegetables, and a limited amount of nuts and seeds instead. It is often followed for health reasons.
A whole foods plant-based diet is similar to a vegan diet but allows honey (an animal product) and does not allow any refined foods; foods must be unprocessed or minimally processed, for example tofu.
Theory[edit | edit source]
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A whole foods plant-based diet does not require any particular foods or products and can be followed by people in any part of the world.
Clinical use[edit | edit source]
Criticism[edit | edit source]
Dr. Georgia Ede, a board-certified psychiatrist in Massachusetts who has had chronic fatigue syndrome, is critical of whole foods plant-based diets, particularly as regards impact on the brain and myelin.
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- Whole food plant-based diets
- Center for Nutrition Studies
- Health Benefits of Plant-based Diets: Science Reports on Vegans & Vegetarians
- Plant-based diets - British Dietician Association
- NHS Live Well - The vegan diet
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References[edit | edit source]
- "What Is a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet? - Center for Nutrition Studies". Center for Nutrition Studies. August 8, 2018. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
- "About Dr. Ede". Diagnosis:Diet. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
- Ede, Georgia. "The Brain Needs Animal Fat". Psychology Today. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
- "Your Brain on Plants: The Ultimate Guide to Micronutrients and Mental Health". Diagnosis:Diet. September 5, 2017. Retrieved April 6, 2019.