A new study shows that a plant-based diet is a secret to a longer, healthier life. In this article, we’ll tell you all you need to know about it.
We are sure that everybody heard before that eating more plants and less meat is a better solution for people who want to live a healthier life. Our goal is to present you the results of a study conducted on this topic and to give you more verified facts.
The study was published this week in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Its senior author is Casey Rebholz.
What are the results of the study?
According to the study, if you replace your main animal foods diet with an overall plant-based one you will have a 16% lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Also, the risk of early death will decrease significantly. We’re talking about 25% lower chances.
A plant-based diet includes the consumption of fruits, vegetables, nuts and other similar stuff, while in the category of animal products you can find meat, dairy, fish and a couple of other foods.
The diet proposed by the study didn’t involve the total exclusion of meat or other similar foods, but only a balanced consumption of these products.
Who participated in the study?
12,168 people from the United States participated in this study. They were all middle-aged. The period in which they were under observation was from 1987 to 2016. Of course they didn’t have any cardiovascular problem at the beginning of the study.
Why the study can not be 100% accurate?
Well, because the people who participated in the study reported themselves what they were eating and of course, there is a possibility that errors have been made during the testing period.
Cardiovascular diseases are very serious and occur often all over the world. A plant-based diet will be a healthier alternative of living and will reduce the risks of cardiovascular diseases.