Volume : 2, Issue : 4, APR 2016

NUTRITIONAL UPDATE FOR PHYSICIANS: PLANT-BASED DIETS

Mr. Mallikarjun, Mr. Vijaykumar S D

Abstract

The objective of this article is to present to physicians an update on plant-based diets. Concerns about the rising cost of health care are being voiced nationwide, even as un-healthy lifestyles are contributing to the spread of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. For these reasons, physicians looking for cost-effective interventions to improve health outcomes are becoming more involved in helping their patients adopt healthier lifestyles. Healthy eating may be best achieved with a plantbased diet, which we define as a regimen that encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods.

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