Plant-based diets focus mainly on plants/plant sources of nutrition. They consist of a diverse family of dietary patterns and are defined in terms of low frequency of consumption of animal foods.
Eating more plant-based foods could do a world of good for our health and the health of the planet. Eating plant-based does not always mean having to adopt a completely meat-free diet, it is in fact the quality of the plant-based diet that is the most important factor to consider. Not all plant-source foods have beneficial heart health effects. A good quality plant-based diet can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes which in itself is a risk factor for heart disease.