New Study: Plant-Based Diets Best for Weight Loss

Interested in dropping a few pounds? You aren’t alone. Studies show that 51 percent of Americans want to lose weight, but most have a hard time making progress.

Could a vegan diet be the answer? Quartz reports that according to a new study from the Journal of General Internal Medicine, it very well may be.

Researchers compiled data from 12 different studies, and noticed a startling result: participants on vegetarian diets lost about four and a half more pounds than people on other diets. It was the vegans, however, that “took the cake, dropping an incredible five and a half more pounds than other dieters!

According to the study, “the abundant intake of whole grains, fruits and vegetables might play a role in the favorable results seen in vegetarian diets.

A vegan diet not only aids weight loss, but has also been shown to increase life expectancy, stave off heart disease, and even reverse the effects of diabetes! For these reasons, many doctors are urging people to switch to a plant-based diet.

So why not try it for yourself? Visit today to find delicious vegan recipes as well as tips for sticking with your new, proven-to-work diet!