What is a Whole Food Plant-Based diet?

It’s a delicious and healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes (beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas). It excludes all processed food, meat (including chicken and fish), dairy products, eggs, and highly refined foods like bleached flours, sugars, and oils.

Backed by evidence based research and recommended by educated lifestyle medicine doctors and health practitioners globally and in New Zealand, this nutrition has a huge amount of benefits including optimal health, weight loss, and the prevention and reversal of chronic diseases including Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, Crohn’s Diseases & Ulcerative Colitis, Multiple sclerosis, Skin problems, Asthma etc.

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black bean brownies

Why go Whole Food Plant-Based?

Health – It’s the healthiest diet for our bodies, delicious recipes, and it’s not even a diet (you eat as much as you want)!  Plants provide plenty of protein, calcium, and iron.  Athletes including body builders, cyclists, and ultra marathon runners are thriving on plant-based diets.  People of all ages are preventing and reversing health issues by changing to plant-based nutrition.  All the myths, fad diets, and confusing media articles can be cleared up by simply reading the evidence based research and talking to NZ based doctors and health practitioners who are knowledgeable about the benefits of a whole food plant-based diet.

Animal Products – We do not need to eat animal protein or products to be healthy!  In fact there is now plenty of evidence to prove that eating animal products is detrimental and contributes to the leading causes of death and diseases.

Environment – There is no disputing that going plant-based is great for the environment.

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WFPB Athletes! Global movie release 16th Sept 2019

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