3 Health Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

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Many health benefits are associated with eating whole food, plant-based, oil free diets. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics , " appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropr...
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Vegetarian Diets Clean-Up Cholesterol Numbers

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Higher levels of cholesterol in the blood correlate strongly with higher chances of suffering from a heart attack, stroke, or other complications from coronary heart disease . Physicians often prescribe statins, a class of drugs used to lower blood levels of cholesterol. However, like other drugs, statins come with side effects, including headache,...
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Vegetarian diets and blood pressure: a meta-analysis.

High blood pressure is less likely to develop in individuals adhering to a vegetarian dietary pattern.

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Association of vegetarian diet with inflammatory biomarkers: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.

A reduction in blood levels of inflammatory biomarkers, such as C-reactive proteins, is associated with consistent consumption of vegetarian diets.

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Effects of Vegetarian Diets on Blood Lipids: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Strict adherence to a vegetarian dietary pattern may be beneficial in reducing the concentrations of cholesterol floating in the blood.

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Association between plant-based diets and plasma lipids: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Regular intake of plant-based diets may help reduce cholesterol levels.

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Vegetarian and vegan diets in type 2 diabetes management.

In addition to improving the glycemic and lipid profile of diabetics, vegetarian diets may also help to reduce type 2 diabetes risk significantly.

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A Plant-Based Diet, Atherogenesis, and Coronary Artery Disease Prevention

Adherence to a plant-based dietary lifestyle may significantly cut down atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease (CAD) risk.

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A Plant-Based Nutrition Program.

Individuals on plant-based diets are more likely to enjoy healthy weight, better cholesterol profile, increased energy levels, and sound health.

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Vegetarianism, dietary fiber, and mortality.

High consumption of vegetarian diets may decrease the likelihood of dying from heart disease. This study evaluated the association between regular ingestion of vegetarian and high-fiber diets and mortality risk. Using validated food frequency questionnaires, researchers collated and analyzed dietary data of 10,943 subjects for 7 years. The mortality hazard ratio of each participant...
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