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How does a plant-based diet benefit my heart health?

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A plant-based diet can be good for your heart.

If you’re eating mostly or only fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, whole grains, and meat substitutes like soy, you may cut your odds of getting heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes, compared to a diet that includes a lot more meat.

SOURCES:

MyPlate: "Tips for Vegetarians."

American Heart Association: "Vegetarian Diets."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 06, 2018

SOURCES:

MyPlate: "Tips for Vegetarians."

American Heart Association: "Vegetarian Diets."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 06, 2018

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