This week’s Fasting In The News comes from Dr. Jason Fung and our friends at IDM Program.
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Now, back to plant-based diets. We love how Dr. Fung says it so simply: “A plant-based diet is not automatically a healthy diet. There are healthy plant-based diets and there are horribly unhealthy plant-based diets. So, the adjective ‘plant-based’ to describe a diet is completely meaningless. It would be just as informative to base a diet on foods that have less than 4 syllables.”
From the article:
Recently there has been many media outlets that promote the idea of a plant based diet, often with the unspoken assumption that such a diet is healthier for humans than a diet based on animals. To me, using the phrase ‘Plant-based diet’ indicates that the user does not truly understand human nutrition. Let me explain. Let’s leave aside all ethical and potential environmental differences of eating meat. They are debatable, and a completely separate issue from what I am most concerned about, the effect on human health. A plant based diet is not automatically a healthy diet. There are healthy plant based diets and there are horribly unhealthy plant based diets. So, the adjective ‘plant based’ to describe a diet is completely meaningless. It would be just as informative to base a diet on foods that have less than 4 syllables.
Read his full article here.