What Is the Flexitarian Diet? Tara Haddad Explains

What Is the Flexitarian Diet?

Created by dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner, the flexitarian diet is intended to help those who are unwilling or unable to fully eliminate animal products from their diets enjoy the health benefits of plant-based lifestyles.

Benefits of the Flexitarian Diet

Because of the flexitarian diet’s adaptive nature, it’s hard to relay its benefits in concrete, measurable terms. That said, most research which speaks to plant-based diets will also apply to variations of the flexitarian diet.

Best Foods for Flexitarians

If you’re curious about transitioning to a flexitarian diet, you may be wondering what kind of food options are available. According to Tara Haddad, flexitarian meal choices emphasize plant proteins such as soybeans, tofu, tempeh, legumes, and lentils. Plant-based meal alternatives such as those offered by Modern Meats are also a popular choice for helping flexitarians reduce their meat consumption using plant-based burgers, minces, sauces, and ‘crab’.

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Tara Haddad

Tara Haddad

Currently located in Vancouver, BC | Tara Haddad is the CEO of Modern Meat | www.tarahaddad.com