General Article What are the health benefits of a plant-based diet?

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Lots of people want to include more fruit and vegetables into their diets for all sorts of reasons, but the health benefits of eating a balanced, plant-based diet are increasingly difficult to ignore.

By shifting the focus of your diet away from meat, dairy and eggs, and towards fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, beans, pulses, seeds and nuts in their natural and unprocessed forms, you’ll unlock a whole host of health benefits.

Not only will you naturally start to become more aware of what an amazing variety of produce is available, along with all the delicious recipes and flavour combinations you can explore, but you’ll also discover the positive effects it can have on your health in both short and long term.

For clarity, in this article we are talking about whole plant-based foods in their natural and unprocessed forms, for example a sweet potato prepared and cooked at home, rather than a packet of sweet potato fries from the supermarket.

So, what are some of the health benefits of ...

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