Plant-Based Diet Can Reverse Heart Disease

Plant-Based Diet Can Reverse Heart Disease

Dr. Dean Ornish says a plant-based diet can reverse heart disease. Since plants are free of cholesterol, let’s talk about cholesterol and a vegan diet. (Only animal-based foods contain cholesterol.)

According to Dr. Dean Ornish of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute, a plant-based diet with 10% or less of fat (preferably polyunsaturated or monosaturated) can actually reverse damage and reduce the risk of a heart attack.

Dr. Ornish has published articles that show approximately 82% of the high risk people who went dairy-free and meat-free began to heal their arterial blockage. That’s inspiring and amazing.

If you have high cholesterol, or you know people who do, please share this story.  It’s important to consult with your health practitioners to see if a plant-based diet is right for you. Adjusting your diet may be one way to begin lowering your cholesterol.

It’s wonderful to know that a plant-based diet can reverse heart disease. Need some recipes to get started? Browse the vegan recipes section and learn how to get started with tips for beginner vegans.

For more information about how a plant-based diet can help reduce cholesterol and heart disease, check out this article from PCRM.

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