Episode 1 – The Plant Based Diet: What Is It and How To Start

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Curious about what plant-based eating is all about? AFN’s latest podcast about plant-based eating is published! Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or a meat eater interested in integrating more plant-based foods into your diet, there’s no question that plant-based has gone mainstream. But it’s more than just fruits and vegetables. A plant-based diet can include nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes and beans also. And it is not synonymous with being a vegan. Technically, a plant-based diet contains proportionately more foods from plant sources.

The stories and health struggles of Fay Knights and Ashley Swanson MPH, RDN, LDN are revealed in the podcast. After consulting with healthcare professionals and doing their own research on plant-based eating, they each decided to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet and achieved positive results.

What you’ll hear:

  • Fay’s story: Her mitochondrial disorder and why she changed to a more plant-based diet
  • Ashley’s story: Her struggles with GI issues in her youth and being raised on an Indiana cattle farm, becoming a dietician but only later learning how to use food to heal herself
  • How Fay and Ashley educated themselves
  • How long did it take to start to see results?
  • The good and the bad when introducing plant-based foods
  • Is plant-based eating expensive?
  • Kids and plant-based eating
  • Recipes
  • Food as medicine
  • Baby steps to plant-based eating

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  1. Jack Gilad

    Really informative and inspiring for someone interested in moving in the direction of incorporating a greater proportion of plant based food in their diet. Off to stock up on veg!

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