Another study found that following a plant-based diet may be effective to promote diverse and beneficial gut microbiota that support overall health.12
The effect of unsaturated plant-based fats on heart health has been an area of study for over 50 years, with studies showing that replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats is associated with lower LDL cholesterol
, as well as lower overall incidence of cardiovascular disease.13
Finally, plant-based diets have also been shown to be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes
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Whether a person decides to cut out animal products completely, or if they are simply looking to reduce the amount of animal products they consume, shifting towards a plant-based diet is an important change they can make towards a more sustainable lifestyle.
For tips on how your clients can get started with plant-based eating, plus strategies for living a more sustainable lifestyle, check out our guide, “Getting Started with Sustainable Eating.