Over the years, many people have survived on plant-based diets for several reasons. While some people avoid eating meat or meat produce for ethical reasons, some others do it for weight loss. Advocates of plant-based diets have always claimed that it is the best diet in the world. However, new research now supports the already existing research about the health benefits of plant-based diets.
Plant-Based Diet Reduces The Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases In Individuals
The research, which was conducted by Casey M. Rebholz, Ph.D. and posted in the Journal of the American Heart Association, showed that changing your diet to include more plant-based foods and less animal-based food can make your heart healthier. The study revealed that eating more plant-based foods reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases by up to 40%. This is around the same percentage of a completely vegetarian diet.
The study suggested that eating more legumes, vegetables, nuts, and grains than animal products is going to impact your heart health directly. This means that the chances of dying of a heart attack or any other cardiovascular disease will drop significantly.
The study put into consideration the relationship between dietary intake and heart health. About 12,168 people who are middle-aged participated in the study which started in 1987 and ended in 2016.
While the study gave a plant-based diet a good score. It indicated that some plants are healthier than others. So, those who ate more of the healthy plants enjoyed more benefits than those who ate less healthy options. The study also showed that individuals who are on high plant-based diets are 25% less likely to die of any other health challenge that isn’t related to their hearts.