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Plant-Strong Diets and Fitness Plans

The term plant-strong was popularized by triathlete, former firefighter, and long-time vegan Rip Esselstyn. It refers to a diet primarily made up of healthful vegan foods. Plant-strong foods include vegetables, fruits, beans, and whole grains. Because it’s based on such nutritious foods, this diet is well geared to support the high levels of fitness targeted by Esselstyn’s books.

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This healthy bowl containing protein-rich beans, roasted vegetables, and hummus is the epitome of a plant-strong meal.

The plant-strong concept inspires people to break out of the all-or-nothing thinking often associated with the word vegan. For most Westerners, a plant-strong diet can lead to substantial health improvements. These diets not only benefit health, but also favorably impact animals and environmental sustainability. Even the most devout meat eater can easily move their diet in a plant-strong direction today, which can open the door to going completely vegan down the road.

All of Rip Esselstyn’s recipes are vegan. His books include:

Visit Rip’s website at: PlantStrong.com.

For further reading please see our fitness guide and vegan nutrition pages.
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