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
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.