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[Health] Are vegan diets good for your heart?

 

Some people turn to a vegan diet in the hopes it will benefit their heart health.

YES!

(The definition of a plant-based diets, veganism, specifically, is the complete exclusion of animal products, including meat, fish, poultry, seafood, dairy, and eggs.)

 The vegan diet has been found to be significantly associated with beneficial changes in cardiometabolic CVD risk factors, such as lower BMIs, serum total cholesterol levels, serum glucose levels, inflammation, and blood pressure, compared to omnivorous diets, which are typically lower in whole grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables 

 Such positive cardiovascular health effects may result from lower intakes of dietary cholesterol, saturated fat, and red and processed meat, as well as higher intakes of fiber, plant protein, and phytonutrients. These observations suggest that the vegan diet may have therapeutic potential in preventing or treating cardiovascular disease.

Michael Greger, M.D. shares a personal story about reversing CVD...

''This is the first time I’ve ever done a video like this. This came about because of user feedback we got in that survey we did a few weeks ago. Many of you asked for me to come up with more basic, introductory videos you can share with those new to both the site, and the whole concept that our food choices can exert tremendous power over our health destiny and longevity.''

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