There are plenty of fad diets and extreme cleanses that all claim to be the healthiest way to eat. Whether your goal is to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, or just to be more environmentally conscious, there's no shortage of options.
But you don't have to drink a scary-looking juice or take a supplement to get all the vitamins and nutrients that you need. A plant-based diet, rich in nutrients, can help you improve your health and increase your lifespan.
Simply excluding meat from your diet and replacing it with nuts, seeds, veggies, and whole grains leads to infinite health benefits.
As the director of nutrition at a holistic medical practice, here are my top 10 reasons you may want to consider a plant-based diet: