Vegetarian,vegan, plant based? So they all mean the same thing?
No way. While a vegetarian or vegan diet is defined by what you don’t eat, a plant-based diet is defined by what you do eat, which is more plants. And since the evidence is in that the most nutritious plants are non-starchy vegetables, that is what we focus on here at CanaBenez:
- How and why to get more tasty vegetables in to our diet.
- What the latest research tells us about eating a plant-based diet.
- Overcoming obstacles to eating a plant-based diet.
- Evaluating resources for implementing a plant-based diet.
- Debunking myths about all diets.
The scientific evidence is clear that eating more of certain kinds of plants leads to healthier humans with a longer lifespans. CanaBenez recognizes that people choose what and how to eat for many different reasons, but we are committed not to any ideology, but only to evidence based health claims for improving diet for the sole purpose of improving health. No moralizing, no shaming, no banned foods.
Do people on a plant-based diet eat meat?
It depends. Some never eat meat, some occasionally meat, some eat meat every day. Again, this is your business, not ours. We’ll never tell you what to eat and we discourage members of our community from making judgmental statements to others about food choices.
Do I have to give up cheese?
Banish the thought. Do you know what makes vegetables taste good? Cheese! But really, cheese can be part of a healthy plant based lifestyle. But it doesn’t have to be.
Doesn’t sugar come from plants?
Yes it does. It Is one of the most (if not the most) refined plant food on earth. Of course, a diet that is high in sugar isn’t good for you. That’s why we here at CanaBenez focus on vegetables. But we also believe there is a place for sugar. in fact, we believe that a healthy diet is a balanced diet. A good diet is one that includes reasonable quantities of everything YOU love.
Doesn’t eating vegetables get boring?
Sure, it can, if all you do is steam them or eat them raw. Here at CanaBenez, we actually believe that food should taste good. In fact, one of our principles of healthy living is “Don’t eat food that doesn’t taste good.”
Is a plant based diet the same as juicing?
While a lot of so-called plant based diets involve a lot of juicing, we are not big fans of it. Why? Because we are focused on evidence based nutrition and the scientific evidence suggest that juicing is probably not the panacea some people claim that it is.