Vegetable-Heavy Diet Decreases Risk of Heart Disease

American Heart Association:  “Vegetable-Heavy Diet Decreases Risk of Heart Disease by Twenty Percent!”

Source: J. Peterson, The BarleyLife Blog

A new study put out by the American Heart Association has found that by simply eating a higher proportion of plant-based foods, you can reduce your risk of dying from stroke or heart attack by a whopping twenty percent. This very large study looked at the eating patterns of nearly half a million Europeans and found that those who ate a diet composed of seventy percent plant products and thirty percent animal products lowered their risk of cardiovascular disease by a fifth compared to those who consumed diets high in animal products (65% meat and dairy, 35% plants).

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The American Heart Association recommends following a heart-healthy diet, which could also be described as a pro-vegetarian diet. It is high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, beans, and nuts, low-fat dairy, beans, skinless poultry, and fish. It encourages eating foods low in saturated and trans fats and sodium, and limiting added sugars and red meats.

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Author: Joanne Jackson, CHN

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