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Eat more plants and less meat to live longer and improve heart health, study suggests

Plant-based diets emphasize higher intakes of plant foods and lower intakes of animal foods. Foods derived from plants include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and legumes. CNN’s Jacqueline Howard tells us that plant-based diets are also linked to healthier body weights, lower inflammation, lower risk of type 2 diabetes, better blood pressure and blood vessel function, and beneficial gut bacterial metabolites. All of these factors translate into a lower cardiovascular risk.

Why You Should Have a Fruit-Filled Summer

The beneficial effects of fruits aren’t just limited to mortality; they have also been shown to help prevent and treat some of our most common diseases. Shivam Joshi, MD says that replacing bacon, hot dogs, and sausages with healthier options like fruits will help you avoid the toxic nitrosamines found in processed meats. What are you waiting for see what else goes hand-in-hand with summer picnics!

Can the Ketogenic Diet Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Part 4 of the series, Robyn Chuter explores one of the major health claims made for ketogenic diets, that they reverse insulin resistance and effectively treat diabetes. In this post, she is going to explore one of the major health claims made for ketogenic diets, that they reverse insulin resistance and effectively treat diabetes.

How a Vegan Diet Impacts Diabetes

If you have, or are at risk of developing, diabetes, a WFPB diet can be a game-changer. Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or prediabetes is a life-changing experience.
Research shows that moving to a whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) diet can reduce the symptoms of type 1 diabetes and can help manage and even reverse type 2 diabetes and prediabetes Courtney Davidson explains.

My Wife and I Shed a Combined 100 Pounds After Going Plant-Based

High School sweethearts Siddharth and Nidhi grew up eating rich foods, after many similar periods of unsustained weight loss throughout the years. Their physician introduced them to Forks Over Knives and the recipes on the website, they watched the documentary. Their eyes opened, and decided not to treat this as a diet but to make it their lifestyle.

New Study: White Meat as Bad for Cholesterol as Red Meat; Plant-Based Diet Best for Health

Lindsey Morris, explains a debunked widespread assumption: that white meat, such as chicken and turkey, is better for cholesterol than red, such as beef and pork. In fact, researchers found no difference in the way both meat types raised blood cholesterol levels. Additionally, total cholesterol increases were similar whether participants consumed a diet high or low in saturated fats.