Arumugam, M. Jack Norris is a certified dietician, so he really knows his stuff, versus say, a youtuber with a degree in fasting that follows her raw veganism with such deluded fervor that she seems to border on mentally ill. Edited to add : I’m no longer vegan. On the macronutrient level, plant-based diets feature different types of fatty acids mono- and poly-unsaturated versus saturated and trans and sugars complex and unrefined versus simple and refined, which might both be important players for mediating beneficial health effects Further research is needed to find ways to make plant-based diets the new normal for our patients and employees. People who do not eat plants that contain high amounts of calcium may be at risk for impaired bone mineralization and fractures. Conclusion A healthy, plant-based diet requires planning, reading labels, and discipline.
The objective of this article is to present to physicians an update on plant-based diets. Concerns about the rising cost of health care are being voiced nationwide, even as unhealthy lifestyles are contributing to the spread of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. For these reasons, physicians looking for cost-effective interventions to improve health outcomes are becoming more involved in helping their patients adopt healthier lifestyles. Healthy eating may be best achieved with a plant-based diet, which we define as a regimen that encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods. We present a case study as an example of the potential health benefits of such a diet. Research shows that plant-based diets are cost-effective, low-risk interventions that may lower body mass index, blood pressure, HbA 1C, and cholesterol levels. They may also reduce the number of medications needed to treat chronic diseases and lower ischemic heart disease mortality rates. Physicians should consider recommending a plant-based diet to all their patients, especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity. Despite the strong body of evidence favoring plant-based diets, including studies showing a willingness of the general public to embrace them, 4 many physicians are not stressing the importance of plant-based diets as a first-line treatment for chronic illnesses. This could be because of a lack of awareness of these diets or a lack of patient education resources.
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The year was and veganism was a long way from the current boom, which has established it as one of the most in-vogue dietary trends. But Wirnitzer, a sports scientist at the University of Innsbruck, had become intrigued by the resurgence of ancient theories linking plant-based diets with improved athletic performance. Over the past decade, she has led the NURMI study, the broadest initiative so far investigating the effects of a vegan diet in high-performance, ultra-endurance sports. The most recent survey by the Vegan Society estimates that there are around , vegans in the UK — a fourfold increase over the past five years — while high-profile athletes from Lewis Hamilton to Jermain Defoe have begun experimenting with veganism. However, despite the boom in veganism, even the most optimistic scientists caution that there is still much we do not understand about the diet. In particular, little is known about the long-term consequences of veganism and whether it does hold significant advantages over an omnivorous or vegetarian diet.