Foods for a Healthy Heart
Wilmington, NC 28403
The science is clear: plant-based diets not only prevent heart disease, but can help manage and even reverse it!
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and around the world, but you can lower your own risk by learning to prepare healthy, delicious meals!
Pioneering studies by Dean Ornish, MD, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., MD, and others have shown that a low-fat, plant-based diet, combined with regular exercise and a healthful overall lifestyle, can prevent, delay, and even reverse heart disease and other cardiovascular events. In Dr. Ornish’s landmark study showed that patients with moderate to severe heart disease could eliminate chest pain, improve blood flow to their hearts, and even open severely blocked arteries, all without surgery—just simple diet and lifestyle changes.
At the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Esselstyn tested the same approach on patients with severe heart disease and published similar results.
Thirty years later, all of the compliant patients are still thriving!
Plant-based diets benefit heart health and can also help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol and prevent atherosclerosis.