I found this article in one of the magazine “Daily Mail” and thought of sharing with you all. Now, being vegetarian or vegan doesn’t mean that we are always following the right diet. One needs to understand the difference between the good and bad fat, organic and processed food and so on.
Going vegetarian slashes the risk of heart failure by 42%, study reveals
- A heart-healthy diet includes whole grains, fish, beans, and leafy greens
- Foods to avoid include refined carbohydrates and foods high in added sugars
- The reasearchers examined a range of five diets to make the latest findings
Eating a vegetarian diet slashes the risk of heart failure by almost half, scientists have discovered.
Those who swap processed meats and fatty foods for a mostly plant-based diet are 42 per cent less likely to develop heart failure.
A diet which includes whole grains, fish, beans, and dark green leafy plants lead to a heart-healthy lifestyle, scientists from Icahn School of Medicine in New York said.
Foods to avoid include refined carbohydrates, foods high in added sugars, trans fats, saturated fats and processed meats.
Those who swap processed meats and fatty foods for a mostly plant-based diet are 42 per cent less likely to develop heart failure
In a study conducted by Dr Kyla Lara, experts examined five diets which ranged from red meats, to plant based food, sweets and alcohol over four years.
Foods such as eggs, fried food, offal, alcohol and salads were not associated with a decreased risk for heart failure.
Coronary heart disease is responsible for almost 70,000 deaths in Britain each year – one in seven men and one in eleven women and an average of 190 people every day.
Dr Lara said: ‘Eating a diet mostly of dark green leafy plants, fruits, beans, whole grains and fish, while limiting processed meats, saturated fats, trans fats, refined carbohydrates and foods high in added sugars is a heart-healthy lifestyle and may specifically help prevent heart failure if you don’t already have it.’