Vegetarian Viking diet helps lower cholesterol and heart disease risk

Vegetarian Viking diet helps lower cholesterol and heart disease risk

More confirmation that a plant-based wholefood diet is the best way to prevent heart disease.

Researchers compared a healthy Viking or Nordic plant-based diet (wholegrains, berries, fruits, vegetables, fish and low-fat dairy products), with the typical modern diet (meats, sugars, fried and processed foods).  They found those following the Viking diet had:

  • Significant improvements in cholesterol profiles
  • Vastly improved lipid profile
  • Benefits to low-grade inflammation

The summary? 

This plant-based wholefood diet is great for the heart!

Study “Effects of an isocaloric healthy Nordic diet on insulin sensitivity, lipid profile and inflammation markers in metabolic syndrome – a randomized study (SYSDIET)”, by M. Uusitupa, and colleagues, as published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, March 2, 2013.  As reported by cxounselheal.com on May 29, 2013.


 

Posted: Friday 11 October 2013