Get Your Veggies On

Have you been thinking about shedding some pounds and eating healthier? Then consider adopting a vegetarian or semi-vegetarian diet to lose weight and improve health. This may not be as difficult as you had previously thought. By making small changes you can experience health benefits even if you only partially switch to a plant-based diet.
Researchers analyzed 20 years of data from almost 10,000 adults with a mean age of 64 years participating in the ongoing prospective Rotterdam Study. In an analysis presented at the European Congress on Obesity, they found that increasing the proportion of plant-based foods in the diet was associated with reductions in body mass index (BMI), fat mass, and waist circumference. You do not have to make drastic changes in your diet to achieve results. For example, replacing just 50 g of red meat with 200 g of vegetables daily was associated with reductions in body mass index!  By making healthy incremental changes in your diet over time you can create new healthy habits for a lifetime.

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Categories: Diet, Health and Wellness, Obesity, Prevention, Vegetarian

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