A plant-based diet is very popular these days. There’s a good reason for this.
Over 10,000 peer reviewed studies have shown that a diet based on plant foods leads to higher life expectancy and lower rates of many diseases.
“A plant-based diet can add years to your life and life to your years.” When you look more closely at heart disease, the No. 1 killer of American adults, the story becomes even more convincing. “The only diet proven not just to prevent but also reverse heart disease is a plant-based diet,” says Marco A. Borges, exercise physiologist, founder of 22 Days Nutrition and New York Times bestselling author whose latest book is The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World. Statistics show that roughly 600,000 Americans die from heart disease every year, but 80 per cent of cardiovascular disease is preventable, especially with a shift to a plant-based diet, says Dr Saray Stancic, a lifestyle medicine physician in Ramsey, New Jersey.
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