Bhubaneswar: Adding more plant-based foods to your diet can minimise the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Consumption of fewer animal-based foods may prove beneficial for a healthy heart in the long run.
According to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the researchers studied a database of food intake information from more than 10,000 middle-aged US adults who were monitored from 1987 through 2016 and did not have cardiovascular disease at the start.
The study revealed that those who ate the most plant-based foods overall had a 16 per cent lower risk of having a cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks, stroke, heart failure and other conditions; 32 per cent lower risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease and 25 per cent lower risk of dying from any cause compared to those who ate the least amount of plant-based foods.
Based on the results of the study the researchers have opined that in order to reduce cardiovascular disease risk people should eat more vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fruits, legumes and fewer animal-based foods.