You may know that eating fruits and veggies every day is good for your overall health. A vegetarian diet, one that avoids all meat products and sometimes seafood too, has been found to improve blood pressure levels and in turn lower risk of heart disease. A review of studies on vegetarian diets found that heart attack risk was reduced by nearly one-tenth, and stroke was reduced by a little over one-sixth. It is suggested that the low-sodium and potassium-rich elements of a vegetarian diet may be related to improved heart health, but further studies must be done to confirm this.
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