A recent study has revealed the diet plan to follow to increase longevity as well as overall health
Research has revealed that there is yet another reason to increase consumption of whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits: a diet rich in plants may considerably reduce the risk of heart failure.
The study revealed that individuals who consumed more vegetables and fruits are approximately 40% less at risk of developing heart failure compared to individuals who ate less plant-related food.
Another group of researchers discovered that adding an additional cup of coffee to your weekly coffee consumption can also reduce the risk of deadly conditions, reducing stroke risk by 8% and heart failure risk by 7%.
Approximately 15,570 participants were recruited for the study, and they were monitored for a period of four years.
The participants followed one of five different types of diets, which the researchers categorized as plant-based, convenience, southern, alcohol/salads, and sweets.
Plant-heavy diets found to have the most health benefits overall
Convenience diets consisted primarily of pasta, fast foods, red meats, and fried potatoes. Plant-based diets were made up of fruits, fish, beans, and leafy vegetables.
Sweets-type diets were mostly bread, chocolate, desserts, and sweet breakfast foods. Southern diets were fried food, processed meat, sugary drinks, eggs and organ meats.
Lastly, alcohol/salads type diets were based on leafy vegetables, butter, wine, tomatoes, and salad dressings.
Findings revealed participants who consumed plant-based diets definitively had a lower risk of heart failure. The other four types of diets revealed no associations.
Kyla Lara, Ph.D. and head researcher stated that a diet of primarily leafy plants, beans, fish, and fruits was bound to be beneficial for health, especially if trans fats, sugary foods, processed meats and saturated fats were limited.
The study regarding coffee consumption revealed that coffee-drinkers tended to have a lower chance of having a stroke or heart failure compared to individuals who did not consume coffee at all.