Researchers compared a plant-based diet and the American Heart Association (AHA) diet for heart-health effects on 28 obese children. After only four weeks, both diets showed significant improvements but those on a plant-based diet had additional improvements in BMI, blood pressure, insulin, total and LDL (bad) cholesterol. A plant-based diet included plant foods, whole grains, limited avocado and nuts, no-added-fat. The AHA diet included refined grains, low-fat dairy, selected plant oils, and lean meat and fish in moderation.
PositiveTip: Overweight or not, choose a plant-based diet for you and your children.
Could you please give me the exact reference for the above mentioned research on “Heart hope for obese children.” I am very much interested.
Here’s the reference: http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(14)01227-X/abstract