Whether it is out of concern for the environment, the treatment of animals or for health reasons, plant-based diets have become increasingly popular. Is it a better way to eat? Some research shows that plant-focused diets like the Mediterranean and vegetarian diets are associated with lowered risk of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and increased longevity.
While eliminating animal products from your diet may be more environmentally sustainable and may ease your concerns around cruelty to animals, it does not automatically equal a healthy diet. Here are some things to consider before you embark on