The Healthiest Diet According To Science

All scientific data suggest that a plant-based diet is as healthy as it gets; preventing and reversing all kind of diseases, mainly cardiovascular, the leading cause of death worldwide.

Not surprisingly, a plant-based diet is increasingly used as a successful treatment for amongst others heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity. A plant-based diet is also increasingly linked to a significantly reduced overall cancer incidence. Which means that evidence suggests that people are less likely to develop cancer on a plant-based diet compared to a diet which includes animal products.

What Is A Plant-Based Diet?

A plant-based diet is a diet centered around food derived from plant sources. Meaning that all calories consumed come from vegetables, beans, legumes, grains, fruits, nuts and seeds. A plant-based diet therefore generally excludes animal-derived foods like meat, fish, eggs and yogurt.

Where To Start?

Animal products are generally a large part of our diet (meat, fish, yogurt eggs, milk, cheese), so when these products are removed, at first instance it can be difficult to plan an adequate plant-based diet. That is where this website will help you. Vangvrd will provide you with all the information you need, to take advantage of all the benefits of a balanced plant-based diet, consisting of a wide variety of plant foods. From a full day menu, to individual recipes, to key nutrients to keep in mind. What you really need to know to thrive on the healthiest diet according to science, is here available for you.

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