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Study: Vegan Low Carb Diet Results in More Weight Loss and Heart Benefits Than High Carb Alternative

Published on February 25, 2014,

A new study reported in February’s BMJ has compared a low carb vegan diet with a high carb lacto-ovo vegetarian diet for their effects on weight loss and heart health and found participants on the the low carb version lost more weight and had better improvements in cardiovascular health markers…

Vegan low carbohydrate diet lowered LDL and cardiovascular risk factors in six monthsVegan Low Carb Diet Good for the Heart (dailyRx News) Low carbohydrate diets can reduce weight while diets rich in vegetable protein and oils improve heart health. Combining both diets might also combine the benefits. A recent study compared a low carb vegan diet with a high carb lacto-ovo vegetarian diet for their effects on weight loss and heart health. People on the low carb vegan diet did not eat any animal products, dairy or eggs. Those on the high carb lacto-ovo vegetarian diet were allowed low fat or skim dairy and egg substitutes. At the end of six months, more weight loss was seen in the low carb group as well as a significant decrease in LDL cholesterol compared to the high carb group.

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See more about the study here: Effect of a 6-month vegan low-carbohydrate (‘Eco-Atkins’) diet on cardiovascular risk factors and body weight in hyperlipidaemic adults: a randomised controlled trial.

Video: Low Carb, Paleo AND Vegan Greek Stuffed Tomatoes

Published on May 16, 2013,

It quite rare to find a delicious looking recipe that is simultaneously low car, paleo and vegan but these Greek-style stuffed tomatoes – or Gemista to give them their proper name – pull it off. This is from SexyPaleoFood…

 

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You can also make this with peppers!

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