Good for Your Heart: Vegan Diet
If you’re 100 percent ready to eliminate all animal products including meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy from your diet, you’ll reap amazing health benefits.
Inflammation is a big threat to your heart, and because a healthy vegan diet includes many anti-inflammatory foods such as polyphenol-rich fruits and vegetables, unsaturated fats from nuts and seeds, and fiber-rich whole grains, you should definitely follow this type of diet, especially if you’re predisposed to developing heart disease.
Research shows that following a vegan diet can drastically minimize inflammation. Plus, going vegan can also lower your cholesterol and help you lose weight—and that’s perfect for your heart health.
Here’s a typical day on a vegan diet:
- Breakfast—Avocado toast with scrambled tofu and an almond milk berry smoothie.
- Lunch—Quinoa lentil salad with tahini dressing.
- Snack—Trail mix.
- Dinner—Black bean walnut burgers on a whole-grain bun with a green salad.