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Research from the American Heart Association indicates that plant-based diets might be the best choice to reduce heart failure, even for people that haven't previously had cardiac conditions. Heart failure occurs gradually and doesn't necessarily mean your heart stops working. Instead, the organ isn't strong enough to pump blood throughout your body or is unable to draw in enough blood to supply your body with nutrients. Fairly common, the organization estimates that 6.5 million Americans over the age of 20 have heart failure. Scientists looked at five different dietary plans to determine which cut heart failure risk the most: convenience (including fast food and pasta), plant-based, sweets, Southern (which included sweet beverages and fried foods) and alcohol/salads.

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People who consumed mostly produce decreased their risk of heart failure by 42 percent, according to a release, compared to those who ate less fruits and vegetables.

The other plans weren't associated with better health. While some studies have shown that a good diet can help decrease plaque buildup in your arteries, this study shows that diet is important in preventing heart failure even for people who don't already have cardiac concerns.

"Eating a diet mostly of dark green leafy plants, fruits, beans, whole grains and fish, while limiting processed meats, saturated fats, trans fats, refined carbohydrates and foods high in added sugars is a heart-healthy lifestyle and may specifically help prevent heart failure if you don't already have it," study co-author Dr. Kyla Lara, an internal medicine specialist, said in a statement.

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-13 07:36 PM | Reply

Here's what Tom Brady eats on an ‘average day'

They forgot Gisele...

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-11-13 07:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 4 | Newsworthy 1

#2

Why most men don't go fully vegan...

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-13 07:51 PM | Reply

LOL.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-11-13 07:53 PM | Reply

I love salads, but it breaks my heart when I think of all the cute, fluffy, helpless little bunny rabbits that starved to death because I ate their lunch.

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-14 12:42 AM | Reply

Life without barbecue is not worth living.

#6 | Posted by morris at 2017-11-15 01:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Hmmm. Not worth it.

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-16 11:51 AM | Reply

Meh. Like all things, there is a balance. It may reduce your heart disease risk but it also reduces your mental acuity. There is no perfect diet for what science can find these days. Everything has risks. But the fact remains that we only evolved into being as smart as we are because we are meat eaters. So, if you believe that what we are today is the last stage of evolution and there is no higher conscious or physical form we can attain to, then vegan is a great diet. So choose...do you want to live to be 110 years old with lower mental capacity while you be a burden on everyone else or do you want to live to be 90 and die just before you burden everyone?

#8 | Posted by humtake at 2017-11-16 12:26 PM | Reply

I try and keep it tight during the week, vegetable wise ...

But we would also all be better off if we ate more sardines.

And of course, all spiked with occasional beer & bbq binges.

#9 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-11-16 08:44 PM | Reply

Stay away from whiskey and fast women...

Nether is good for your heart.

#10 | Posted by Pegasus at 2017-11-17 07:19 AM | Reply

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