Can you prevent the leading cause of death in the U.S.? YES!
The leading cause of death in our nation is “Heart Disease”! According to this new study, a plant-based diet can even reverse heart disease.
The latest evidence comes from a study published in The Journal of Family Practice last summer led by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., another long-time proponent of plant-centric diets. The study, which included 198 people with documented cardiovascular disease, found that 177 were able to stick to the diet for an average of almost four years. During that time, only one person had an event (a stroke) that was deemed a recurrence of the disease. In contrast, 13 of the 21 people who didn’t stick to the diet experienced a cardiovascular event.
How do these results stack up against other heart-healthy diets? If you have heart disease, should you consider going vegan?
Less meat, more vegetables
“There’s no question that diet has a huge impact on heart disease,” says Dr. Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. The study diet features elements that have been closely linked to a lower risk of heart disease: namely, less red meat, less refined starches and sugars, and more fruits and vegetables, says Dr. Willett.
Read more of this article from the Harvard Medical School here
Most people think that incorporating a plant-based diet is hard and limiting. I have found through experience that it’s not hard and the food is enjoyable, satisfying and easy to make. My husband enjoys the dishes I make and we both feel satisfied and healthier. It has helped to take him off his cholesterol medication and has kept has blood sugars down. My husband has been pre-diabetic for over 10 years.
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Cathy Bowers, RD