Vegetarian diet is one of the best ways to reduce your risk for heart disease—a leading cause of death in today’s world. People who eat vegetarian diet may do it for personal, religious, humanitarian or environmental reasons.
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Some of the different types of vegetarian diets that are practiced include;
Other Factors that Reduce your Risk of Heart Disease
Your risk of heart disease, hypertension and obesity are not reduced just because you eat vegetarian diet. In addition to eating plant-based foods you have to consider your total calorie and fat intake. To reduce your risk of heart-disease you will have to limit your portion size and total calorie intake, and total fat intake (especially saturated and trans fats). Other healthy measures like regular exercise, relaxation technique to reduce stress, quitting smoking, and maintaining a healthy body weight also reduce your risk of heart disease.
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