Plant based and vegetarian diet are becoming increasingly popular. Research has proven that decreasing your meat intake will benefit your overall health.
A plant-based diet is known to provide amazing health benefits and protect you against some harmful diseases. Some diseases plant-based diet can ward off include obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
The journal Progress in Cardiovascular Disease, focused on the benefits of a plant-based diet on cardiovascular health, specifically.
The study found that:
Risk of death from cardiovascular disease is reduced by 40 percent.
Coronary heart disease risk is reduced by 40 percent.
Blocked arteries are unblocked partially or fully in as many as 91 percent of patients.
Hypertension risk drops by 34 percent.
Plant-based and vegetarian diets are known to provide health benefits to your heart. Animal products tend to be high in fat and cholesterol. When you cut them out, your body is relying on plant proteins and nutrients which are more natural and organic.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Opting for a more plant-based diet can aid in protecting your heart from heart disease.
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