Welcome to Plant-Based Ireland
Thank You for Visiting Plant Based Ireland!
This site was created by Plant Based Ireland to provide a comprehensive resource of information on the numerous health benefits of a plant-based diet. You may already be plant-based, or are interested in transitioning to this way of eating. Wherever you fit in on the spectrum, our blog and resource guide will provide you with a wealth of information from credible scientific and organisational sources, such as The World Health Organisation, and academic institutions including Harvard and Oxford Universities.
The dietary landscape can be tough to navigate, with conflicting information and a seemingly endless list of diets all claiming to be the healthiest and/or best for human consumption. In fact, there are only 3 diets which are repeatedly repackaged and sold as new: High protein, high fat, and high carbohydrate, each with the severe reduction or elimination of another macro-nutrient, usually carbohydrates.; but that will be saved for its own post. Of these 3, a plant-based diet (which by its very nature is a high carbohydrate diet, low fat) is the optimal human diet. It is the diet we evolved to eat, and while humans did consume animal products out of necessity in our species history, modern-day agriculture renders this unnecessary.
What Plant Based Ireland is Not
Plant Based Ireland is not a wellness or well-being website. The “wellness” movement has gained traction in recent years and has been criticised for becoming a wellness industry. Unfortunately, the term wellness is wholesome and non-specific, and therefore leaves a large amount of wiggle room for enterprises to sell an unending amount of products and concepts loosely based on questionable science under the “wellness” banner. Perhaps even more unfortunate is that genuine, scientifically proven strategies to improve health, such as a plant-based diet, get lost in this debate. A plant-based diet is not generic or non-specific, but rather well defined & straightforward; it is a diet based on plants. We will regularly remind you that diet is one element in the overall spectrum of health.
We Want to Hear from You
If you have a topic you would like to see here, contact us. Perhaps you have come across a plant-based claim elsewhere and wonder if there is any credibility to it. Maybe you have questions about transitioning or specific nutrients. Whatever the case, address your concerns and share the information with the community. It is highly likely that the questions you have are common to other readers, so do not feel that any concern is too basic or elementary.
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