🍎 Today’s Health Tip ~ Eat A Plant Based Diet for a Healthier You

Make Plants the Main Attraction

A substantial amount of research shows that people who eat a plant-based diet — mainly fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes — live longer and enjoy better health than people whose diets consist mainly of animal-based foods like meat. Many cultures developed their cuisines around plant foods out of necessity. Traditionally, animal protein was expensive, so limited quantities were available. Mediterranean, Latin American, and Asian cultures are known for pairing healthy plant foods with lean protein (fish, chicken) and monounsaturated fat (olive oils, nuts).

These diets can have substantial health benefits. For example, a Mediterranean-style diet has been found responsible for:

  • longer life expectancy
  • reduced heart disease
  • relief from rheumatoid arthritis
  • lower rates of Parkinson’s disease
  • lower rates of Alzheimer’s disease

Source: Harvard Medical School: Healthbeat Newsletter (April 4, 2022)

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