PLANT BASED NUTRITION BYRON BAY, SYDNEY, BRISBANE | DIETITIAN

 JOSH K REED (BNutrDiet, CertIVFit)  

Dietitian, APD | Accredited Sports Dietitian 

 

  • Telehealth | Video consultations

  • Medicare rebates

  • Private Health (HICAPS)

  • Work Cover

  • Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)

  • NDIS plan-managed & self-funded

 

Josh has specialised in the area of plant-based nutrition for the course of his career. Understanding that a plant-based diet is the foundation to every healthy eating plan, Josh delivers the science, knowledge, skills and practically of eating a diet rich in plant-based wholefoods. With extensive research and knowledge in the area of plant-based nutrition science, Josh has consulted with, supported and improved the health of numerous clients, including those with diabetes, heart disease, weight issues, intolerances and digestive conditions. Further to this he has supported numerous vegetarians, vegans and those transitioning to a plant-based diet, to meet all of their nutrient needs and achieve their personalised health goals. 

On top of knowing that a plant-based diet is essential for good health, Josh educates groups of the environmental and sustainable benefits of plant-based nutrition.

PLANT BASED NUTRITION

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Chronic disease management

  • Coronary Heart Disease

  • Diabetes

  • Dyslipidaemia

  • Environmental health

  • Ethical health

  • High blood pressure | hypertension

  • High cholesterol

  • Sports nutrition

  • Sustainable

  • Vegan 

  • Vegetarian

  • Weight loss

WHAT IS A PLANT-BASED DIET?

Plant-based diets are simple yet significantly more beneficial than other diets. Beyond typical diet methods of (just) restricting processed foods, plant-based diets highlight a strong focus on the increased consumption of a mixed variety of wholesome plant-based foods.

DIET: Refers to an individuals food choices, values and patterns, including physical, mental and environmental circumstances connected to these eating habits.

 

Plant-based diets are characterised by an eating style that comprises wholefoods, of which are mostly plants. In respect to health, the evidence conveys that a diet comprising 90% or more plants results in significant health benefits such as living better and longer.

 

THE 90%+ PLANT-BASED DIET

  • Wholefoods | all

  • Plant-based | 90-100%

  • Vegetables | large variety

  • Whole grains | high fibre and variety

  • Legumes | mixed variety

  • Fruits | coloured variety

  • Healthy plant fats | unrefined

 

To further elaborate, the term plant-based is used to describe a diet that focuses on real, unprocessed plant foods including vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices.

 

Animal foods such as meats, seafood, chicken, eggs and dairy, are kept to a minimal or completely excluded.

 

Highly processed foods such as white sugars, bleached flours and highly-refined oils found in most packaged foods are to be avoided. 

 

PLANT-BASED DIETS ARE NOT THE SAME AS VEGAN DIETS

 

Different to vegan diets, which avoid all animal-based foods and their related products, plant-based diets further exclude processed foods and highlight the consumption of a mixed variety of wholefoods. Compared to vegan diets, plant based eating can allow small amounts of animal foods (~up to 10%) within the diet but predominantly focuses on plant wholefoods.

 

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

 

  • VEGAN // no animal foods, generally due to ethical reasons

  • VEGETARIAN // no animal flesh, but may allow dairy and eggs

  • PESCATARIAN // no animal flesh, except for fish and seafood

  • FLEXITARIAN // reduced animal intake for health reasons, however occasionally include it

  • PLANT-BASED // 90-100% plants, all wholefoods, with little or no animal foods or dairy

 

REED NUTRITION

 

6 Lawson St Byron Bay Australia NSW 2481

josh@reednutrition.com.au

0466119389