A whole food plant based diet comes first because of its premise and practice that can be applied to the rest of the pocket guides. Whole plant-based foods are really simple to spot. They won’t have a nutritional label or a list of ingredients. They won’t be packed in a box with pretty marketing printed all over it and they don’t usually show up in commercials. Instead, these whole foods hang out in the produce and bulk section. As nature’s medicine, this diet goes straight to the source of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals.