Conversion of what you thought about diet is not just about losing weight. Cardiologist Lee Memorial Health System Brian Tashner believes he is key to heart health.
"Diet really influences a number of cardiac risk factors," says Dr. Tashner.
Including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and, of course, obesity; all very strongly influenced by what we eat. Studies have shown that people who consume large amounts of animal protein may face a higher risk of these conditions.
"Not necessarily just fat, but also the consumption of many meats and dairy products we consume," says Dr. Tashner.
This is one of the reasons for the growing interest in plant foods. Promising lean and green is promising for both prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Studies looked at people who went mostly without meat and found tangible health benefits.
"Cholesterol levels that are halved by no drugs, patients who go out of their diabetes medicines, blood pressure medications, and actually turn heart disease," says Dr. Tashner.
If you intend to give him a shot, you should not give up the meat in a cold turkey. Try limiting it to about 10% of your diet. About 60% of your calories should be grown.
– I'm really trying to focus on green vegetables. Things like spinach and mud, bush, romance salad, these things, and actually put all your vegetables in your diet, "says Dr. Tashner.
Fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats from things like nuts and olive oil help clarify the menu. A diet makeover can take the heart.
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