American Heart Association: Vegan Diet Decreases Heart Disease by Nearly 50 Percent

According to Newsweek, a study from the American Heart Association found that a plant-based diet is the best choice for reducing your risk of heart failure—regardless of whether you have a history of cardiac conditions.

Researchers studied five different diets to see which lowered the risk of heart failure: convenience (fast food and pasta), plant-based, sweets, Southern (sugary beverages and fried foods), and alcohol/salads.

Those who consumed mostly fruits and vegetables decreased their risk of heart failure by 42 percent.

This should come as no surprise. As Eugenia Gianos, cardiologist at NYU Langone, once told Newsweek, research has shown a vegan diet is best for reducing one’s risk of cancer and heart disease.

Eating animal products is linked to many health problems, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and an overall shorter lifespan. In fact, researchers at the Mayo Clinic reviewed multiple studies and found that compared to shorter-term vegetarians, people on a vegetarian diet for more than 17 years enjoyed an increase in life expectancy of 3.6 years.

In addition to harming our health, meat is literally killing our planet and causing unthinkable animal suffering.

At factory farms, animals are subjected to intense and horrific abuse: gruesome mutilations; cramped confinement and overcrowding; and violent, bloody slaughter. If we treated just one dog or cat the way the meat, dairy, and egg industries treat billions of animals, we’d be behind bars for animal abuse.

Join the millions of people who are protecting their health, the planet, and farmed animals by switching to a vegan diet. Click here to get started!