Plant-Based Eating 101: Plant-Based Foods To Avoid

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine

or the slowest form of poison.” –Ann Wigmore


When following a whole-foods, plant-based diet, it can be tempting to fall into the habit of buying for convenience. However, convenience foods are often highly processed and less healthy than their whole food counterparts.


Here is a list of foods you want to eat as little as possible if not avoid completely:

  • Fast food

  • Packaged and convenience foods: Chips, crackers, cereal bars, frozen dinners, etc.

  • Processed vegan-friendly foods: Plant-based meats like Tofurkey, faux cheeses, vegan butters, etc.

  • Refined grains: White rice, white pasta, white bread, bagels, etc.

  • Added sugars and sweets: Table sugar, soda, juice, pastries, cookies, candy, sweet tea, sugary cereals, etc.

  • Artificial sweeteners: Equal, Splenda, Sweet ’N Low, etc.

  • Animal products: beef, pork, sheep, game meats, poultry, eggs, dairy, seafood - Processed animal products: Bacon, lunch meats, sausage, beef jerky, etc.

Check out this short Ted Talk about being a weekday vegetarian.



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