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How to Switch to a Plant-Based Diet: Tips, Resources, and More for Trying Veganism


People have been eating a plant-based diet for thousands of years, but the lifestyle has exploded and become more mainstream over the past decade. And thanks to innovative plant-based alternatives for meat, dairy, and eggs, eating vegan or plant-based is as easy as ever in 2019.

Eating a vegan diet is one of the best things we as humans can do for animals, for the planet, and for our personal health. So if you’re interested in switching to a plant-based lifestyle, read on for some of our best tips on making the transition easy, plus answers to every question you may have about eating plant-based.

What Is a Plant-Based Diet?

A plant-based diet is one that focuses on eating plant foods, and excludes animal products such as meat, dairy, and eggs. On a plant-based diet, there are so many foods you can eat, including fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, and grains. If you’re less concerned with eating whole foods, and more focused on eliminating animal products, you can also eat things like bread, pasta, chocolate, potato chips, popcorn, and oil on a plant-based diet.