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May 04, 2019 - Physicians Weekly

Healthy plant-based diet (but not plant-based junk food) may protect kidneys

Healthy plant-based diet (but not plant-based junk food) may protect kidneys
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People who most closely adhered to a diet of healthy plant-based foods were 14 percent less likely to develop kidney disease than individuals who rarely ate these foods, the study found.

A healthy plant-based diet includes whole grain foods; fruits like apples, pears, and oranges; veggies like dark, leafy greens, sweet potatoes, and broccoli; nuts and natural peanut butter; and legumes like string beans and lentils.

Study participants who had the healthiest plant-based diets consumed an average of nine to ten servings a day of these foods.

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