Power Plate: a Model for Plant-Based Healthy Eating from PCRM
Learn about the Power Plate, a practical guide to eating that cuts the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and other health problems.
Thanks to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine for sharing this information about a vegan diet. For more information about health topics related to a plant-based diet, visit their website.
PCRM’s Power Plate program and 21-Day Vegan Kickstart have helped more than 65,000 people experience the benefits of plant-based diets. If you’ve been thinking about trying a plant-based (or vegan) diet, you’re not alone and now is great time to give it a try.
According to PCRM, “Science supports a low-fat, plant-based diet for optimal health. The American Dietetic Association (ADA), the nation’s largest organization of nutrition experts, states that ‘vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the lifecycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.'”
“The ADA’s position paper on vegetarian and vegan diets, published in 2009, references more than 200 studies and papers to support its conclusions. Studies continue to show that plant-based diets can aid in reversing the symptoms of America’s most devastating diseases: type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some types of cancer.”
PCRM’s nutrition recommendations are represented graphically in The Power Plate. Its recommended dietary staples are vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains as dietary staples. PCRM’s Power Plate rests on dozens of scientific studies showing that plant-based eating habits are associated with lower obesity rates and a reduced risk of heart disease, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes.
Visit ThePowerPlate.org to learn more about attaining optimal health through a plant-based diet. Learn food group basics, easy vegan recipe ideas, and tips for good nutrition. Visit 21-Day Vegan Kickstart to take part in this 3-week program designed for anyone who wants to explore the health benefits of a vegan diet.
**Remember that it’s important to supplement for vitamin B12 when following a vegan diet.
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