As defined by Forks Over Knives, "A whole-food, plant-based" (WFPB) diet is centered on whole, unrefined, or minimally refined plants. It’s a diet based on fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes; and it excludes meat (including chicken and fish), dairy products, and eggs, as well as highly refined foods like bleached flour, refined sugar, and oil."
A Whole Food Plant Based Diet is about eating foods at their most basic, natural state. Processing plants removes many essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients that feed and fuel our bodies. Without those critical nutrients, our cells cannot fight off disease. Remember, the less processed the plant is, the better it is for your cells.
Before putting anything in your mouth, think to yourself, "Will this food fight or feed the cancer or disease that might be hiding inside of me?"
And you might ask, "If I cannot eat meat, cheese, fish, or dairy, then WHAT can I eat?" You cannot believe how many new foods you will learn how to prepare, and the list is endless! We will help you learn how to do this, step by step!