Plant-Based Diets and Artery Function

NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
20 Oct 2020

The improvement of arterial function on a whole food, plant-based diet is so pronounced that cardiac patients can achieve a 90% reduction in angina attacks.

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Wait a second, though. The Ornish program involves a number of other healthy lifestyle interventions such as exercise. How do we know it was the diet? That’s precisely the topic of my next video, Plant-Based Treatment for Angina (

What would happen if instead of going on a plant-based diet, you went on a low carb diet. You don’t want to know. But if you do, here you go: Low Carb Diets and Coronary Blood Flow (

In my last video I covered the green tea angle. If you missed it, check out Tea and Artery Function (

What effects might other foods have? See:
• Eggs and Arterial Function (
• Walnuts and Artery Function (
• Dark Chocolate and Artery Function (
• Coffee and Artery Function (
• Fatty Meals May Impair Artery Function (
• Olive Oil and Artery Function (

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