Reducing the risk of diabetes and depression, lowering your cholesterol, and promoting better heart health and digestion – these are all benefits of eating a diet of healthy plant foods, according to five new studies. Photo: Shutterstock
Reducing the risk of diabetes and depression, lowering your cholesterol, and promoting better heart health and digestion – these are all benefits of eating a diet of healthy plant foods, according to five new studies. Photo: Shutterstock
Wellness

The health benefits of a plant-based diet: 5 new studies on how it can lower your cholesterol, boost mental wellbeing, prevent diabetes, and more

  • An avocado a day could lower ‘bad’ cholesterol levels, and eating fruit may keep depression at bay. Plant protein can forestall muscle loss, studies say
  • Eating healthy plant products including fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains can prevent diabetes, while watermelon may boost heart health and digestion

Reducing the risk of diabetes and depression, lowering your cholesterol, and promoting better heart health and digestion – these are all benefits of eating a diet of healthy plant foods, according to five new studies. Photo: Shutterstock
Reducing the risk of diabetes and depression, lowering your cholesterol, and promoting better heart health and digestion – these are all benefits of eating a diet of healthy plant foods, according to five new studies. Photo: Shutterstock
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