Over 400 church members, including health professionals, 80 pastors and 100 SDA school directors and science teachers, were trained in the principles of healthy living and outreach, at the Missão & Cura (Mission and Healing) program, near Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Researchers wanted to find a heart healthy alternative to the typical low-carb Atkins-style weight loss diets. This small, randomized, control trial used 23 participants. Those on a low-carb, plant-based diet lost 4 more pounds and had 10% lower LDL (bad cholesterol) than those on a high-carb plant based diet. Most low-carb diets increase the intake of animal proteins and fats which can boost HDL (bad cholesterol).
PositiveTip: Replace high calorie, fatty foods with plan-based options for better health.