February is American Heart Month

by Purple Carrot

While there are lots of really good reasons to eat plant-based meals during American Heart Month, we thought we’d give you one more:

A recent clinical study found that eating Purple Carrot meals can help people lose weight and lower “bad” LDL cholesterol—a major cause of heart disease—in just 4 weeks.

If you’re focused on your health, these results show that eating a plant-based diet is a great—and dare we say, delicious—way to make positive changes. But why stop there?  

It’s a smart idea to check-in with your physician before undertaking any lifestyle modifications, but the American Heart Association® has some great ideas if you’re trying to prevent or manage high blood pressure:

  • Maintain a healthy weight 
  • Reduce saturated and total fat in your meals (in addition to eating lots of produce and less dairy)
  • Reduce sodium 
  • Get active a few times a week
  • Limit your alcohol

Here’s to healthy eating and living!