Plant-Based Diet: Find Out Which Celebs Are on this Diet
So is a plant-based diet something like a vegetarian or vegan diet? Let me tell you.
A Vegetarian diet may include dairy, eggs, and sometimes fish.
A Vegan diet strictly eliminates any animal by-products including eggs, dairy and even honey (since it comes from bees, an animal).
A Plant-based diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts, and seeds and limits meat, fish, dairy, eggs, cheese and perhaps other animal by-products. A plant based diet differs largely from a vegan and vegetarian diet in the sense that it promotes unprocessed foods. Yep, no tofurkey for you. Even Coke is considered a vegan product!
The benefits of a plant-based diet are bountiful. We’ve been told for most of our life “eat your fruits and veggies!” but really, what are the benefits?
- You’re getting the bang for your buck! Fruits and vegetables provide vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. There are no other foods that can provide these 4 key nutrients all in one.
- The color present in a fruit/vegetables provides a specific nutrient. The orange in carrots provides Vitamin A, the dark green in collard greens provides Vitamin K, and the purple in blueberries provides anthoycanins, a powerful antioxidant.
- Only 5%of Americans get the recommended amount of fiber, a nutrient that is found in only plants food. Fiber not only helps in digestion and bowel regularity, it also promotes satiety, which helps you feel full and keeps you full for a long duration.
- A diet rich in fruits & vegetables significantly reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.
Check out some of the celebs below who have adopted a plant-based diet and what they have to say about their diet.
Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen
"We don't eat nearly as much red meat as we used to; maybe once a month now. We mainly eat fruit, vegetables, grains, seeds, nuts, fish and organic chicken." - Gisele
So, 80 percent of what they eat is vegetables. [I buy] the freshest vegetables. And whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, millet, beans. The other 20 percent is lean meats: grass-fed organic steak, duck every now and then, and chicken. As for fish, I mostly cook wild salmon. - Allen Campbell, personal chef to Gisele & Tom