A growing consensus of today’s leading health and nutrition organizations is in agreement – we need to eat more whole, unprocessed plants!
The American Heart Association says less meat and more plants decrease our risk for heart disease, stroke, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, and many cancers – and adding more healthy plant-based foods can help reduce risk even as an adult.
“Whether you’re considering eating less meat or giving it up entirely, the benefits are clear: less risk of disease and improved health and well-being.” – American Heart Association
It’s always a good time to eat more plants! Read the whole article on the American Heart Association’s website and their recently released 2021 evidence-based dietary guidelines here.
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