Plant-Based Diet Benefits, Challenges: What to Know Before Trying One
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Plant-based diet health benefits, such as a lowered risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, are gaining attention. But is plant-based nutrition right for you?
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JAN. 17, 2020 3 MIN. READ
Scientists are increasingly digging up new plant-based diet health benefits and, in tandem, eating fewer animal products is becoming a popular way of life. Even fast-food restaurants are jumping on the bandwagon, offering veggie versions of their popular menu staples. It's now easier and more convenient to work plant-based nutrition into your busy life, but should you?
Along with the science-backed health benefits of eating a plant-based diet, there are some challenges to consider, chiefly regarding getting the right balance of nutrients. Here, Steve Hertzler, PhD, RD, a senior nutrition scientist at Abbott weighs in on what you need to know before trying this eating trend.