BONUS BEN­E­FITS

Keep trim, stay healthy and live longer

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A HAP­PIER HEART

Stud­ies show that peo­ple fol­low­ing a plant-based or veg­e­tar­ian diet gen­er­ally have a lower risk of heart dis­ease. Plant-based di­ets con­tain less artery-clog­ging sat­u­rated fats.

LOWER COLON CAN­CER RISK

Re­search shows a plant-based diet can re­duce your risk of de­vel­op­ing colon can­cer. Adding fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids to your diet at least once a week can fur­ther lower your can­cer risk, stud­ies show.

IM­PROVED BLOOD SUGAR CON­TROL

A study re­view on type 2 di­a­betes found a plant­based diet boosts gly­caemic con­trol – your body’s abil­ity to keep sugar within a healthy range. The ben­e­fit may be due to a higher in­take of fi­bre.

WEIGHT CON­TROL

A re­view in The Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Clin­i­cal Nu­tri­tion

found that par­tic­i­pants in sev­eral stud­ies who ate pulses ev­ery day lost an av­er­age of 0.75 lbs over six weeks.

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