Is Vegan Food Always Healthy? Dr. Michael Greger

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? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/do-f…).

And are some past popular videos on plant-based diets:

· Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/do-v…)

· What Diet Should Physicians Recommend? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/what…)

· Eating More to Weigh Less (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/eati…)

· How to Change Your Enterotype (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-…)

· The Okinawa Diet: Living to 100 (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-…)

· Vitamin B12 Necessary for Arterial Health (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/vita…)

· Caloric Restriction vs. Plant-Based Diets (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/calo…)

· Plant-Based Diets and Diabetes (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/plan…)

· Which Type of Protein Is Better for Our Kidneys? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/whic…)

· Lose Two Pounds in One Sitting: Taking the Mioscenic Route (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/lose…)

· Plant-Based Diets for Improved Mood and Productivity (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/plan…)

· The Best Diet for Fibroids (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/The-B…)

· Plant-Based Diets Recognized by Diabetes Associations (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/plant…)

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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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