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The Power of a Plant-Based Diet for Good Health

The Physicians Committee promotes plant-based diets for good health and disease prevention.

A plant-based diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes is full of fiber, rich in vitamins and minerals, free of cholesterol, and low in calories and saturated fat. Eating a variety of these foods provides all the proteincalcium, and other essential nutrients your body needs. It's important to include a reliable source of vitamin B12 in your diet. You can easily meet your vitamin B12 needs with a daily supplement or fortified foods, such as vitamin B12-fortified breakfast cereals, plant milks, and nutritional yeast. Those who eat a plant-based diet lower their risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other health conditions. Research also shows that a plant-based diet can be less expensive that an omnivorous diet.

Explore our resources for everything you’ll need to get started on a path to good health.


Below are just a few delicious plant-based recipes that can help you on your path to good health.


Fact Sheets & Literature

Physicians Committee experts review and author our health and nutrition fact sheets to help you thrive on a vegan diet. Explore these resources for more information on diet and health.



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