Over the last decade, medical researchers have conclusively proven that a plant-based diet is far healthier than any other diet on the planet. People that strictly follow a plant-based diet are known to have a reduced rate for all-cause mortality. Specifically, a plant-based diet reduces a person’s chances of developing heart disease, colon cancer, liver cancer, Crohn’s disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and many other serious health problems.
Reduced Heart Disease Rates
A plant-based diet has been proven to reduce the occurrence rate for heart disease by up to 41 percent if it is strictly followed for a decade or more. Plants are loaded with unsaturated fats and other heart-healthy fats. LDL, the bad fat that is linked to heart disease is dramatically lower in people that eat a plant-based diet only.
Lower Cancer Rates
Researchers have concluded that people who follow a plant-based diet for two decades are 38 percent less likely to develop any type of cancer. A plant-heavy diet is extremely high in fiber, which has shown to drastically reduce all types of cancer-related to the digestive system. Blood cancers and bone cancer occurrence rates were also noted to be less in plant-eaters.
Plants such as carrots, spinach, kale, avocados, and other vitamin and mineral-rich foods have all of the essentials necessary to keep a person’s skin ageless and glowing for the long haul. Vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin D are particularly necessary for skin to retain its natural elasticity and hydration levels. Plants are also loaded with antioxidants which will keep anyone’s skin infection-free.
Contrary to what many people believe, milk isn’t actually that good for a person’s bones. While milk does contain a lot of calcium, the essential mineral is not particularly bioavailable in milk. The calcium in plants, however, contains the proper co-nutrients that act as carriers of calcium, allowing it to be properly utilized by the body at a very high absorption rate.
Less Neurological Diseases
Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia are caused by the blood vessels in the brain becoming clogged with arterial plaque. People that over-consume diets high in saturated fat are far more prone to developing dementia and other neurological degenerative problems later in life. A plant-based diet is extremely low in saturated fat and due to that fact it is far less likely that a person will develop significant arterial plaque.