Is Vegan Food Always Healthy?

Healthier plant-based diets compared to unhealthy plant foods and animal foods on diabetes risk.

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As a physician, labels like vegetarian or vegan just tell me what you don’t eat, but there’s lots of unhealthy vegetarian foods like French fries and potato chips and soda pop. That’s why I prefer the term whole food plant-based nutrition. That tells me what you do eat, a diet centered around the healthiest foods out there.

The video I mentioned is Do Flexitarians Live Longer? (

And are some past popular videos on plant-based diets:
· Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein? (
· What Diet Should Physicians Recommend? (
· Eating More to Weigh Less (
· How to Change Your Enterotype (
· The Okinawa Diet: Living to 100 (
· Vitamin B12 Necessary for Arterial Health (
· Caloric Restriction vs. Plant-Based Diets (
· Plant-Based Diets and Diabetes (
· Which Type of Protein Is Better for Our Kidneys? (
· Lose Two Pounds in One Sitting: Taking the Mioscenic Route (
· Plant-Based Diets for Improved Mood and Productivity (
· The Best Diet for Fibroids (
· Plant-Based Diets Recognized by Diabetes Associations (

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Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll join in the evidence-based nutrition revolution!
-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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