Thank you for posting something based on medical science, rather than personal whims or whatever might be supported by the food industries.
In plain English, for those who might still
be skeptical, here are the health benefits of a plant-based diet:
Plant-based diets can increase satiety. This can prevent unhealthy overeating! So it’s no surprise that people who don’t eat meat lose more weight. They’re also usually slimmer than meat-eaters.
The risk of diabetes is lower because plant-based diets are low in fat and sugar. The fruit and veggie intake can actually improve insulin sensitivity. Healthy weight control also helps decrease diabetes risk.
Healthy blood pressure
Eating lots of plants is linked to lower blood pressure. The fibre in whole grains and legumes can also control it by keeping cholesterol in check. In fact, eating more plants and less meat can treat hypertension.
Heart disease protection
Refined carbohydrates are either eaten minimally or not at all. This prevents rapid spikes in blood sugar; a risk factor for heart disease.4 Not eating red meat also decreases the risk of death from heart problems.
Low cancer risk
Ditching red meat is linked to a lower risk of colon cancer. Meanwhile, processed meat like cold cuts may increase breast cancer risk. But a plant-based diet can still include fish, a food that may ward off other types of cancers.
High vitamin intake
A plant-based diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains. These foods treat your body to antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E, along with minerals like magnesium and potassium. These nutrients actually play a huge part in stopping the diseases on this list.
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Anyone who doesn't agree with the above insights should probably research the medical literature for themselves:
Based on the available evidence, the idea that meats and processed foods are no more a risk factor for illnesses like diabetes and heart disease than plant-based foods is so preposterous, that I am not going to further argue about it.
Santi253 wrote:The only way to find out if a diet prevents or reverses disease is if it's scientifically tested. If you just do it by personal trial and error, you might end up developing cancer or heart disease or diabetes in the process.
Oh well. For someone who is completely out of touch with their own body ...
Instead of just making things up as we go along, or allowing listening to people like Robert Atkins telling us whatever we want to hear, perhaps we should look at the broader consensus of the medical and scientific communities, that having more plant foods and less animal products in our diet is better for our health.