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A Crash Course On Plant-Based Eating



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ANCHOR LEAD: Are you looking for a way to eat healthier this year? Brian Osuch finds out why some people are turning to plant-based eating patterns as a way to improve their overall health. (:56) SCRIPT: Lifestyles, I'm Brian Osuch. A recent survey shows people are open to trying a plant-based eating pattern to eat healthier. Nutrition expert Dr. Wendy Bazilian says the shift shouldn't be intimidating. CUT: (Dr. Bazilian) Plant-based means eating more plant foods, plain and simple. Rather than overhauling your diet, it's all about looking for opportunities to eat more fruits and veggies, beans, nuts and whole grains. Walnuts are a great place to start, uniquely comprised of primarily polyunsaturated fats, they're also the only nut with an excellent source of omega-3s with 2.5 grams per ounce. SCRIPT: Dr. Bazilian also says eating more plant-based does not mean you have to give up meat and become vegan or vegetarian. CUT: (Dr. Bazilian) A number of plant-based plans do include modest amounts of fish, poultry and even lean meat. One of my favorites in the kitchen is to chop some walnuts and add them as a coating to fish or poultry before cooking. SCRIPT: Visit walnuts.org for more about plant-based eating. That's Lifestyles from the California Walnut Commission. I'm Brian Osuch.
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