The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have recently found that a plant-based wholefood diet lowers risk of almost all disease…
"An evidence-based review by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics showed that a vegetarian diet is associated with a lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease. Vegetarians also appear to have lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and lower rates of hypertension and type II diabetes than non-vegetarians. Furthermore, vegetarians tend to have a lower body mass index and lower overall cancer rates”
Kelly Devine Rickert, MS RD CSSD LDN, Registered Dietitian, August 2014.
"A balanced plant-based diet rich in legumes, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and healthful fats offers all of the food that linked to optimal health. Emerging research continues to show the benefits of plant-based diets in the prevention and management of chronic disease”
Leelarani Chigurupati, RD, CSO, Board Certified specialist in Oncology Nutrition, Clinical Dietitian at Methodist Hospitals, August 2014.
“A plant-based if calorie controlled, can be friendly to the waist line and has been shown to also reduce the risk of heart disease, and type II diabetes”
Dale Batz, registered dietitian at Franciscan Alliance, August 2014.