A Dietitian Shares the Best Meatless Protein Sources for a Healthy Plant-Based Diet

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There are so many reasons to switch to a plant-based diet this year: It’s better for your health and for the planet>>>P, and there are tons of delicious plant-based products available in supermarkets across the country (we love chef Matthew Kenney’s PlantMade frozen meals). But you might be thinking, Without a chicken breast or hunk of steak in the middle of my plate, how will I get enough protein?

“This is the number one question I get about going more plant-based,” says DJ Blatner, R.D.N.>>>P, author of The Flexitarian Diet>>>P.“But there’s no need to worry,

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How to Cut Back on Sugar in 7 Days, According to a Dietitian

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What if we told you just one change a day could help you cut back on or eliminate sugar in your diet? Well, it’s not too good to be true, and this seven-day sugar challenge from the new Hearst Home book Sugar Shock by Carol Prager and Samantha Cassetty, M.S., R.D., will teach you how.

Day 1: Nix the sugary snacks.


Get rid of easy-to-grab sweets in your pantry or drawer—cookies, energy bars, muffins, candy—and you’re already slashing a bunch of unnecessary calories. A good rule of thumb is to stick to 25 grams (or 6 teaspoons of sugar) per

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How to jumpstart healthy eating with a 7-day plant-based diet meal plan, prepared by a registered dietitian

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a group of fruit and vegetable stand: A plant-based diet minimizes animal foods like meat, eggs, and dairy. Crystal Cox/Business Insider


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A plant-based diet minimizes animal foods like meat, eggs, and dairy. Crystal Cox/Business Insider

  • A plant-based diet means eating more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds. 
  • You should minimize your intake of animal foods like meat, eggs, and dairy, but you don’t need to exclude these foods entirely. 
  • Research has found that a plant-based diet is very beneficial, as it can improve heart health, reduce your risk of cancer and diabetes, and even help the environment. 
  • Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.

Plant-based diets are becoming more popular as Americans seek

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