Doesn’t “plant-based eating” really mean “following a whole foods-based diet”?
That’s the argument I made recently as a guest on “The Lisa Show” on BYUradio.
In a nutshell, all life on this planet comes from the sun. The sun shines down on plants, the plants photosynthesize and grow, people and animals eat the plants and transfer the sun’s energy into our own bodies.
When we focus on whole foods, we receive the energy from the sun through the food that we eat. On the other hand, the heavily processed foods full of petroleum-based chemicals that populate our grocery stores no longer contain the energy of life.
While many would argue that “plant-based diets” means “no meat”, I would suggest that it means simply “more plants than meat” since plant-eating animals play a role in the transfer of energy through food. In other words, a plant-based diet is the familiar Mediterranean-type diet.
This was my second appearance on “The Lisa Show”; on my first visit we discussed the benefits of meal prep.