I believe that there’s plenty of evidence that a plant based diet is healthiest and actually is good for mental health, too. As I was making the transition to a mostly meat diet to a plant based diet I had to wade through a lot of myths. Fortunately for you, I just came across a short article called Top 8 Myths About Eating Vegan, Busted by Naomi Imatome-Yun that covers the main ones. You’re welcome.
Here are some highlights:
MYTH: It’s hard to get enough protein on a plant-based diet.
MYTH: There is no proof that a plant-based diet is healthier than other diets.
MYTH: You’ll get weak and frail on a vegan diet.
MYTH: We need milk and dairy products for strong bones.
If you haven’t tried going plant based, I suggest you give it a try for a few weeks or even a month. See what happens.