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[Health] Why A Plant-Based Diet Can Be Better Than Meds For Heart Disease

 


'Plant-based diets aren’t just safer and cheaper. They can work better because they let us treat the actual cause of the disease'

Lifestyle approaches aren’t only safer and cheaper – they can work better, because they let us treat the actual cause of the disease.

The most likely reason most of our loved ones will die is heart disease. It’s up to each of us to make our own decisions about what to eat and how to live, but we should make these choices consciously by educating ourselves about the predictable consequences of our actions.

 
Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, begins in childhood. The arteries of nearly all kids raised on the standard American diet already have fatty streaks marking the first stage of the disease – by the time they are 10 years old.

After that, the plaques start forming in our 20s, get worse in our 30s, and then can start killing us off. In our heart, it’s called a heart attack, and in our brain, it can manifest as a stroke.

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