A healthy diet emphasizes whole, minimally processed foods, such as fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. Healthy eating also means lower amounts of red and processed meats, sugary foods and drinks and refined grains.
Plant-based diets full of whole or minimally processed foods are examples of healthy diets. They can include a range of dietary patterns that include mostly foods from plants (fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, legumes), and fewer animal foods. Diets that emphasize whole or minimally processed plant foods are good for your health and can help our planet by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.