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Plant-based Diets for a Healthy Heart

Plant-based Diets for a Healthy Heart

Having a plant based diet doesn’t automatically make you healthy. Being vegan or vegetarian can be a great choice for your health, but only if you are making the right food choices. Studies show that individuals who ate plenty of healthy plant foods -- such as vegetables, beans and whole grains -- did have a lower risk of heart disease. This was not true, however, if people loaded up on foods that are technically plant-based, but not all that healthy.  Diets heavy in pasta, bread, potatoes and sweets appeared just as bad as, if not worse than, diets high in animal products. You can read about the study here from CBS news.