According to a recent Danish study, a sustainable diet lowers the risk of bleeding or blood clots in the brain. To come to this conclusion, the researchers analyzed the data from 55.016 adults aged between 50 and 64 during a period of 15 years.
A sustainable diet focuses on eating more vegetables and fruits, whole grains, beans and legumes, nuts and soy products, and drinking plenty of water. Low-fat dairy products, eggs, fish, vegetable oils and potatoes are allowed as well to balance the diet. Eating meat (f.e. beef or even chicken), the sweet, salty and fatty dishes are to be avoided.
As you might notice, a sustainable diet is quite similar to a vegetarian (to be more specific, pescetarian) diet with a focus on diet quality and balance. Especially the last one is very important as a previous UK study found that vegetarians had a higher risk of bleeding (from a ruptured blood vessels) in the brain compared with those who ate meat from every now and then.
Summarizing, a sustainable diet is not only good for your (brain) health, but also for our climate and environment. Keeping this in mind, it might help to adopt this diet and enjoy the healthy food, the better well-being and the cleaner environment with less greenhouse gas emissions!
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