There are lots of promises made about diets, many of which fail to eventuate.
But there is one approach to eating that growing evidence suggests could reduce your risk of developing a host of health conditions, from diabetes and heart disease to high cholesterol and dementia.
Eating a plant-based diet — rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes — can help slow or prevent various processes of disease that begin long before diagnosis, says dietician Sue Radd.
“Often we think you either have a disease or you don’t. You’ve either got dementia, or you don’t. You’ve either got high blood pressure, or you don’t. You’ve either got diabetes, or you don’t.
“But it’s not quite the case. There’s a whole pathway from ‘not having it’ to ‘having it’,” says Ms Radd.
Diet, she says, is the cornerstone of ‘lifestyle’ improvement, and eating three times a day gives us great scope to include foods that promote good health.”
Research consistently shows that adopting a natural, minimally-processed, plant-based diet is best because it can simultaneously impact multiple pathways to disease.”
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