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Plant Based Food Diet

May 13, 2013

Introduction to plant based food diet:

Plant based food diet is a well planned vegetarian diet and it is a healthy way to meet our nutritional needs.  We follow the vegetarian diet for cultural, religious and for ethical reasons.  Plant based food diet helps to stay healthy and it may prevent health problems like cardiovascular disease.  This will help us to make smart choices to meet daily nutritional needs.  A well-planned plant based diet can meet the needs of people of all ages, including children, teenagers, and pregnant or breast-feeding women. The key for this is to be aware of your nutritional needs so that we plan a diet that meets them.

Plant-based diet may classify as:

1.Herbivore: Animal which is depends on plants and not meat.

2.Veganism: Eating of plant-based diet without animal sources.

There are two types in this class

Fruitarian: It is a type of veganism in which meal is primarily consists of fruit.

Raw veganism: This type consists of unlocked or dehydrated food.

3.Vegetarianism: It is a practice of the Macrobiotic and Flexitarian diet.

Types of plant based food diet

The plant based food diet does not contain meat, poultry or fish products. On this basis plant based food diet can be classified into three types.

Vegan diets: The diet which excludes meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products.

Lacto-vegetarian diets: The diet that excludes meat, fish, poultry and eggs as well as foods that contain them. Dairy products such as milk, cheese, yourt and butter are allowed in some other type of diet.

Lacto-ovo vegetarian diets: The diet that excludes meat, fish and poultry but allow eggs and dairy products.

Plant based food diet Pyramid

Plant based food diet Pyramid:

The Plant based food diet pyramid outlines food groups and food choices that, if eaten in the right quantities, form the foundation of a healthy Plant based food diet.


Some of the important tips for eating Plant based food diet

Some of the important tips for eating Plant based food diet:

  • For breakfast eat a high-fiber food with grain serial and choose a cereal with at least 6 grams of fiber per serving.
  • Habit of having a glass (6 ounce serving size) of 100% fruit juice each day because it counts as one serving of fruit.
  • It is better to stuff your favorite omelet with low-fat shredded cheese, tomatoes, and frozen spinach (cooks & drains spinach first).
  • For launch eat low sodium bean or soup because it’s quick, convenient, and it counts as a serving of beans and/or vegetables.
  • Instead of using white pasta it is better to use whole grain pasta and regularly use canned beans.
  • With a whole grain make a homemade pizza crust with

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