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If starting on a plant-based eating plan seems overwhelming, it’s okay to take small steps. The goal is to choose an eating plan that works best for your health and lifestyle needs. Here are some ways to get started.
When it comes to heart health, plant-based eating isn’t just about giving up meat. It’s about adding healthful foods and limiting processed foods – while reducing intake of animal products
In fact, a study in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology revealed that those who ate a plant-based diet high in refined grains (such as pasta, white rice, processed breads and cereals), sugar- sweetened beverages and desserts, and processed plant-based foods actually had a higher risk of heart disease than those who ate a healthy, balanced diet that included limited amounts of meat and animal foods.
For decades, the WakeMed Heart Center has been the top destination in the region for heart surgery. To learn more, take a virtual tour, request an appointment with a surgeon – or read more about our heart & vascular physicians.
3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610