Keeping Trim And Fit: Reducing Risk Of Heart Disease With Plant Based Diets

Vegetarians can make the mistake of not getting enough calories during the day. To compensate, they may crave fatty foods like eating more seeds, nuts and avocados. But, if you eat salads and drizzle olive oil, you are in the same boat. We don’t want to let our health sink.

You might be feeling tired and not have any energy. When new to eating plant based whole food, you simply might not be eating enough. To lose weight, you must rid yourself of all the high calorie foods you are likely going to miss. This includes dairy products, refined oils and fatty processed foods and last but not least, meat.

‘To compensate for the calorie loss, you must change your diet and eat beans and lentils, starchy vegetables like potatoes and whole grains like rice to make up for the needed calories’ ~ your author

Not only do we have to think about our health in general, but also specifically. How about our heart health? When you get older, you think about it. Heart attacks are painful (I hear.) How about strokes?

‘In summary, there does seem to be good evidence for recommending diets high in fibre, fruit and vegetable intake and low in simple sugars and salt. Adherence to a Mediterranean style diet also appears to be cardioprotective [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5331469/]’.

No matter the acute amount of pain, we don’t want to experience it and live with the results. Therefore, why not try to eat in a way that will make us ‘heart attack and stroke’ proof?

The only way I know is to rid ourselves of all the greasy, fatty, oily foods in our diets. How would we ever do this…?

  • No oil is the healthy rule I live by
  • I don’t use the so called healthy oil called ‘olive oil’ or ‘coconut’
  • All oils harm the endothelium, which is the innermost lining of our arteries
  • Omega 3? We can get that from flax seeds, chia seeds and green leafy veggies
  • Animal protein also hurts the lining of the arteries
  • All oil is empty calorie having no fiber, no minerals. Their calories are 100% fat. It doesn’t matter if it’s mono unsaturated or saturated fat
  • Limit seeds, nuts and avocados to a bare minimum for best cardiovascular health
  • How I eat, here.

Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/
Website Title National Center for Biotechnology Information
Access Day 09
Access Month november
Access Year 2019
Article Title Home – PMC – NCBI

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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