New Study Finds That Going Vegetarian Reduces The Risk Of Heart Failure. By A Lot.
No cheeseburgers. No bacon. No steak. No happiness. Sounds like a living hell, or at the very least, an awful fantasy football punishment.
Not only does being vegetarian/vegan suck because of the dietary restrictions, it’s also kind of makes you a meaty dick. What are you going to tell your girlfriend’s parents when you go to her place for Thanksgiving? You’re good with just the cranberry sauce? Good luck getting the go ahead from the pops on popping the question to his daughter.
But, I am a man of integrity and am willing to acknowledge when I take a loss. And us meat eaters took a big one today.
According to a study conducted by Icahn School of Medicine in New York, eating a vegetarian diet slashes the risk of heart failure nearly in half.
Experts examined five diets which ranged from red meats, to plant based food, sweets and alcohol over four years and concluded that going vegetarian reduced the risk of heart failure by 42%. What you eat can impact atherosclerosis, the restricting of the arteries that triggers heart attacks, strokes and heart failure.
The study concluded that the foods to avoid include refined carbohydrates, foods high in added sugars, trans fats, saturated fats and processed meats, Daily Mail reports.
Heart disease accounts for 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States every year, killing 610,000 people annually. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
Diet starts Monday. Until then…
[h/t Daily Mail]