WASHINGTON, December 14, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Most deaths in United States are preventable and are linked to what people eat. The New Year is synonymous with new goals, including adopting a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Michael greger, MD FACLM, founder of the nonprofit NutritionFacts.org, offers evidence-based advice for those who want to try a whole plant-based diet or a vegan diet to meet their health goals in 2022.
According to Dr. Greger, “Just because you are on a vegan diet doesn’t automatically mean you eat healthy. It is important to incorporate a variety of whole plant foods into your diet and to eliminate the rest. ”
Dr Greger’s top 3 recommendations:
- First of all, it is important to understand why you are pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Keeping the big picture in mind promotes long-term engagement and motivation. Read books like How not to die and How not to diet can provide a solid foundation in nutritional science and the benefits of a whole plant based diet.
- Try Eating The Daily Dozen, a science-based list of the healthiest, healthiest foods to eat every day. This list includes foods such as berries, nuts, seeds, and beans, to name a few. You can download Dr. Greger’s free Daily Dozen app and start tracking your daily portions.
- Fill at least half of your plate at each meal with non-starchy vegetables. Kale, cabbage, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, green beans, and mushrooms are a few examples. These foods are packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals, to keep you nourished and full.
For a free diet guide with lots of other tips to help you reach New Year’s goals, visit nutritionfacts.org/healthkit. You can find more information on evidence-based health and healthy recipes at www.nutritionfacts.org.
Marie harris, media director
SOURCE Nutrition Facts