Scientific review shows how and why a vegan diet can be a lifesaver
A comprehensive review of research studies on diets and cardiovascular health made perfectly clear how amazing a healthy vegan diet can be. The scientists came to these conclusions about what a wholesome plant-based diet can do for your heart:
A study shows a plant-based diet offers protection whilst a meat-based one can contribute to damage
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs when fat is deposited in the liver due to causes other than excessive alcohol use. It’s considered to be one of the symptoms of metabolic syndrome, which also includes obesity, insulin resistance (pre-diabetic stage), elevated fat levels in the blood and high blood pressure. It comes as no surprise that it’s been linked to unhealthy diets and increasingly younger people develop this condition.
A healthy, plant-based diet may have unexpected benefits – a lower risk of hearing loss!
An original study set out to investigate whether there is a link between healthy diets and the risk of hearing loss. The scientific team gathered data on diet and hearing loss from over 80,000 women between 1991 and 2013. When this impressive amount of research was analysed, the results revealed that the healthier the diet, the lower the risk of hearing loss.
Regular intake of pulses, and lentils in particular, can slash diabetes risk
A recent study focused on the role of pulses (lentils, beans, peas, chickpeas) in type 2 diabetes prevention. Pulses are a good source of protein, healthy carbohydrates and fibre and are also low in fat – an ideal staple in anyone’s diet!