Diets that are based on plants could prove beneficial when it comes to health aging and might even significantly reduce the risk of various cardiometabolic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, according to some new research that has been performed.
Growing Number of Vegans
Diets that are based on plants are getting more and more popular within the United States. A report that was performed in 2017 seems to indicate that about 6% of consumers located within the United States eat a vegan diet. These numbers have soared, as the numbers were just 1% in 2014.
Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
There are a lot of reasons why people would go for a vegan diet, including avoiding harm done to animals and reducing the environmental impact of intensive farming on our planet. Besides these health benefits, there are more bonuses to a plant-based diet. Such a diet has more fiber and it is significantly lower in cholesterol and in fat than a regular omnivorous diet. It even scores high on the Healthy Eating Index.
There is a new review of evidence done on plant-based diets, suggesting that it may have an additional benefit. It would seem that plant-based diets protect individuals against type 2 diabetes and against heart disease, thus reducing the cardiometabolic-related deaths that occur in the United States.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, also abbreviated as PCRM, which is located in Washington, DC, was the leader of the review and it features in the academic journal Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
An Aging World
A review focused on health in the context of aging, there is an important topic that is given on the world’s population, as people are getting older and older all the time. This must be taken into consideration, as there are many factors that are changing, not just diets.