Healthy living with whole food diet
We know that what we put into our bodies makes a difference in our health. That's why a whole food, plant-based diet makes sense. This easy-to-follow eating plan shows healthy signs that it can decrease risk of heart disease, lower risk of cancer, help with weight loss, even control diabetes or reverse osteoporosis.
Increase foods from plants, not animals
When you choose a whole food, plant-based diet, you consume more foods from plants than animal sources. That means adding whole grains beans, nuts, lentils, seeds, fruits and vegetables – in their whole, unprocessed form – to your daily routine. It's not strictly a vegetarian diet. In fact, a plant-based diet can include a whole range of eating styles, from a vegan approach (excluding all animal products, including dairy) to a diet that includes some animal protein with most foods coming from plants. The goal is to limit or eliminate processed foods and sweets.
Eat well, feel better
A routine of eating more whole, plant-based foods means you get more antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins, minerals and fiber, and consume less damaging fat. The health benefits of a whole food plant-based diet include:
- Lower cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar
- Reversal or prevention of heart disease
- Longer life
- Healthier weight
- Lower risk of cancer and diabetes
- May slow the progression of certain types of cancer
- Improved symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
- Fewer medications
- Lower food costs
- Good for the environment
Want to know more?
Call (574) 364-4600 to talk with our healthcare team at Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center.