You Don’t Have to Be A Vegan to Eat A Plant Based Diet.

By Rebecca Carden — February 29, 2016

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The phrase ‘eat a plant based diet’ can really put a whole lot of people off choosing one meal delivery company over another.

The reason? Meat eaters generally make the assumption that this means no meat.

How wrong they are. Little do they know that the Paleo diet is a high plant based diet and is not centred around meat as many may think.

There is a massive misconception out there that Paleo = Meat for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner.

It couldn’t be further from the truth!

The Paleo diet as referenced by Nora Gedgaudas author of Primal Body Primal Mind recommends meat/protein in general to be consumed in strict moderation—no more than about 1 gram per kg of ideal body weight. The rest of the diet is made up of vegetables that are cultured, cooked and raw, fat, nuts and seeds and small amounts of fruit.

Vegetables are full of fibre, antioxidant rich and loaded with phytonutrients which our bodies need to thrive and ward off nutritional deficiencies.

you don't have to be a vegan

The Mediterranean Diet is considered to be one of the best high plant based diets out there. Does this mean everybody in this geographical location is vegan? Nope, but they do emphasise the importance of an abundance of plant based ingredients.

To all the omnivores and carnivores out there, don’t be fooled. Meat should always be secondary to vegetables no matter what diet style you identify with.

If you are one of those eating meat with every meal, probably not a wise move. Get some more veggies happening on that plate of yours.

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