Course 26: Plant based

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Course Description (What the course is about)

The “Power of Plant-Based Eating” course provides a comprehensive exploration of the benefits, principles, and practical aspects of adopting a plant-based diet. Members will learn about the science behind plant-based nutrition, the environmental and ethical considerations, and how to create delicious and balanced plant-based meals. Whether you have never tried the plant based diet or looking to enhance your knowledge of plant-based eating, this course will empower you to make informed dietary choices that align with your health and values.


Course Outcomes (What you’ll learn)

By the end of this course, members will have:

  1. Understand Plant-Based Nutrition: Comprehend the nutritional components of plant-based foods, and learn how to create balanced meals that provide essential nutrients.
  2. Make Informed Choices: Evaluate the health, environmental, and ethical reasons for adopting a plant-based diet, and make informed dietary decisions that align with personal values.
  3. Plan and Prepare Plant-Based Meals: Design and prepare diverse, delicious, and nutrient-dense plant-based meals, using various cooking techniques and ingredients.
  4. Navigate Challenges: Overcome challenges associated with social situations, nutrient concerns, and maintaining balance on a plant-based diet.
  5. Promote Sustainability: Recognize the impact of food choices on the environment and contribute to sustainability by incorporating more plant-based foods.
  6. Develop a Personalized Plan: Create a personalized long-term plant-based eating plan that supports overall health, well-being, and individual goals.


A plant-based diet focuses on consuming primarily plant-derived foods, including vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. It may include limited or no animal products. While vegetarians avoid meat, and sometimes other animal products, and vegans exclude all animal products, a plant-based diet emphasizes whole plant foods while allowing flexibility in individual choices.
Yes, you can obtain ample protein from plant-based sources like beans, lentils, tofu, tempeh, quinoa, nuts, and seeds. Combining a variety of these protein-rich foods ensures that you meet your protein needs.
A plant-based diet has been associated with various health benefits, including weight management, reduced risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers, improved digestion, and enhanced energy levels.
A well-planned plant-based diet can provide all essential nutrients. However, you should pay attention to nutrients like vitamin B12, vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, and calcium. Proper planning and potentially incorporating fortified foods or supplements can help address these concerns.
Focus on variety by including a wide range of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds in your meals. Planning balanced meals with a mix of macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats) is key to meeting your nutritional needs.
When dining out, research restaurant menus in advance and communicate your dietary preferences to servers. You can also consider eating a snack before attending events to curb hunger, and offer to bring a plant-based dish to share.
Yes, a well-designed plant-based diet can meet the nutritional needs of athletes. Focus on adequate protein intake, nutrient-dense carbohydrates, healthy fats, and staying hydrated.
Include iron-rich foods like beans, lentils, tofu, quinoa, and fortified cereals. For calcium, opt for plant-based sources such as fortified plant milks, leafy greens, almonds, and chia seeds.
Weight loss depends on factors like overall calorie intake, portion sizes, and activity levels. While a plant-based diet can contribute to weight loss, making mindful food choices and managing portions are important.
Absolutely. Gradual transitions allow your body and taste preferences to adapt. Start by incorporating more plant foods into your meals and gradually reducing animal products.
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Enrolled: 3 students
Duration: This course will require 90 minutes of watching the video, reading course material and passing the quizzes. Then if you want to try the plant based diet and lifestyle for a minimum of 4 weeks to experience the progress and results. 
Lectures: 7