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#foodie-all – by Ellen Britt.

A while back here on Hometown Foodie I wrote about transitioning to a more plant based diet and my experience making plant based pizza.

Well I just saw some news today about a study that was published in the November 10th issue of the American Journal of Cardiology that gives additional weight to the argument for a plant based diet, as it provides even more evidence that people who emphasized fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and yes, coffee and wine (in moderation) had a much lower risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke than those people who consumed a diet higher in red and processed meats, organ meats, refined carbs and sweetened beverages.

Eating a diet high in anti-inflammatory foods can go a long way in the prevention of these often devastating diseases. 

Here’s what you should be consuming more of:

Green leafy vegetables (kale, spinach, arugula)

Dark yellow/orange vegetables (pumpkin, yellow peppers, squash, carrots)

Whole grains

Fruits

Coffee (Avoid the temptation to fill your coffee with sweeteners and cream)

Tea (both green and black tea have anti-inflammatory properties

Wine (particularly red wine, but in moderation. Once glass a day for women and two for men).

Let’s eat y’all…!