The Diet That Helps You Lose Weight and Keeps Your Mind Healthy

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Recent studies have shown that not only is a plant-based diet good for your body, it's also good for your mind. So what's in the diet? Before you go thinking that it's just a hipster version of the vegetarian diet, think again. Some even get it confused with veganism. However, it's neither of these things.

The plant-based diet is obviously made up of soil-derived foodstuffs like vegetables, fruits, beans, and  pulses, but it actually also includes animal byproducts such as milk, eggs, and cheese, including the animal's own meat. Plant-based blogger Plant-Based Pixie recently told me that that being plant-based is "easier [than being vegetarian or vegan], as it's flexible and lets you play with the minority animal products if you want." Keep scrolling for the mind and body benefits of a plant-based diet and how you can follow it.

This post originally appeared on our sister site, Byrdie UK.

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