What should I drink on the plan?

Updated by Steven Todd Smith

We recommend water (on its own, sparkling, fruit-infused) and unsweetened herbal tea (hot or cold).

While the experts focus mainly on the whole, plant-food aspect of the diet, as presented in the Forks Over Knives film, website, and books, many beverages would fall into the more heavily refined/processed foods category.

Please see this list of suggestions from our Plant-Based Community Group:


This article on coffee may be helpful. We do not advocate alcohol from a health perspective, but wine may be used on occasion in the Meal Planner for added flavor. Please read Dr. John McDougall’s article for more info.

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