What's the difference between a plant-based diet and a healthy, balanced diet?
Good question. A plant based diet is not very different from the recommended mediterranean diet that prevents many chronic diseases. In a plant based diet the emphasis is on veggies, fruits, yogurt, legumes and you only eat meat about
once/week and fish once/weekly.
Taken from the study:
8 items considered to be preventive factors for IBD (vegetables, fruits, pulses [beans, soybeans, peas, etc], potatoes, rice, miso soup, green tea, and plain yogurt) contributed to a positive score (PBDS+), whereas 8 items considered to be IBD risk factors (meat, minced or processed meat, cheese/butter/margarine, sweets, soft drinks, alcohol, bread, and fish) contributed to a negative score (PBDS−).