New research says a vegan diet is good for the heart

[, November 30, 2023] Researchers say they have proof that a plant-based diet is best for your heart health. Stanford Medicine conducted a study using 22 sets of identical twins. For 8 weeks, one twin ate a plant-based diet, while the other ate an omnivore diet, which included, chicken, fish eggs, etc. Researchers found the twins following the plant-based diet had lower cholesterol levels, insulin and body weight, which are all associated with improved cardiovascular health.

United Press International (UPI) published a story about the study, and spoke to Susan White, RD, a registered dietitian with Allina Health, about the impact of this research. “The study validates that a plant-based diet not only reduces risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, but it also enhances overall health,” said White.

In the article, White recommends:

  • adopting meatless meals once or twice a week.
  • When you do have meat, make it the side dish instead of the main entrée.

White is part of Allina Health’s Women’s Heart Health Program. Learn more here.
Read the entire UPI article here.

Posted on November 30, 2023 in newspapers

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