Plant-Based Diets Can Have Risks Too

Researchers followed 200,000 adults over two decades and found that those who adhered to a plant-based diet rich in healthy foods, such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes, had a substantially lower risk of heart disease than people whose diet typically included less healthy foods like refined grains and sugar-sweetened beverages.

The study also found that eliminating meat doesn’t necessarily lead to a healthier diet if what’s left are unhealthy foods such as potatoes, fruit juices, or sweets. In fact, people who followed a healthful plant-based diet, even if it included some animal foods, were less likely to die during the study period than those who followed an unhealthful plant-based diet that included a lot of processed foods.

That is from Harvard’s TH Chan Blog, Link Here

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