A healthy diet keeps your waistline in check and helps you feel your best, and the reason it does that is because it keeps your body running in peak condition. Eating your fruits and vegetables can reduce your risk of vein disease and diabetes.
A diet high in fruits and vegetables, called a plant-based diet, decreases your risk of health problems because you are giving your body the nutrients it needs and less of the things it doesn’t, like unhealthy fats, sodium, and highly-processed carbohydrates. This reduced risk of diabetes and vein disease also reduces your risk of problems in the extremities that could lead to amputation. Especially as we age, we need to keep our diet as nutritious as possible to avoid these problems.
Plant Based Diet Decreases Risk of Vascular Disease
You have control over your vascular health. The study that found a link between a healthy diet and reduced risk of arterial disease examined over 3.7 million patients, and concluded that those who ate at least three servings of vegetables or fruit per day had significantly fewer incidents of peripheral artery disease, or PAD.
While it may seem impossible to consume a plant-based diet, it’s more manageable when you start off slowly. Start by incorporating one additional whole fruit or vegetable in your diet, like eating an apple or sliced cucumber. There are also countless resources online for you to learn about low-carb swaps for foods like rice and pasta, and which nutrients are found in which foods.
It’s Not Too Late to Prevent Vascular Disease
Avoiding vascular disease will improve your quality of life, but if you’ve already begun experiencing the effects of vascular disease, it’s not too late to incorporate healthy habits. Even small changes like we just described will reduce the effects of vein disease and help you feel better. A plant-based diet will increase the number of nutrients your body can use to function at its best.
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