Why Should We Eat Plant–Based and Low Processed Foods?
Source: The Atlantic
Is there one “best” diet? Proper eating can bolster people’s lifespan and immunity. The right diet also eliminates the risk of chronic diseases. Yet, nutritional information contradicts, and dieticians’ theories widely vary. Major trends in dietetics include: low carb, low fat, low glycemic, Mediterranean, combination diet aka DASH, Paleolithic, vegan etc.
However, Dr. David Kartz, a practicing physician at Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, considers mainstream media diets “junk food” and “dangerous injustice.” His skepticism comes from his findings made along with his colleague, Stephanie Meller.
In the paper, “Can We Say What Diet Is Best for Health?” published in the scientific journal Annual Reviews, the Yale researchers examine the underlying principle in all diets: the avoidance of highly processed foods.
They also concluded that low processed plant-based diets including vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains are vital for the health because they lower the risk of cancers and heart diseases. Thus, low-carb diets are not necessarily a panacea.