An American philosopher Ralph Emerson, in 1860, said a famous quote, i.e., “the first wealth is health.” He was 100% right in his claim, as the significant reason for mortality among the global population is there suffering from different prevalent diseases.
According to the report of top reasons for worldwide deaths in 2016, published by the World Health Organization (WHO), 15.2 million people died of a stroke and Ischemic heart disease. Chronic pulmonary diseases took the lives of 3 million people, followed by lung cancer, which became the reason for 1.7 million mortalities in 2016. Other prevalent reasons for global deaths are Diabetes, dementia, respiratory tract infections, and other cancers.
Importance of Healthcare Education
Although the mechanism of prognosis and development of all these abundant diseases is different yet, bad eating habits are one of the common factors that prompt the development of these diseases. To address this issue, appropriate healthcare education is mandatory. This type of education not only spread awareness about the prevalent diseases but also suggests some valuable measures to protect you from being disease-ridden. Briefly, healthcare education helps people to embrace healthier lifestyles.
Plant-Based Diet – A Key to Health
In the past years, many diets are recommended to overcome the increasing incidence of chronic illnesses, the best among which is a plant-based diet. Being a cost-effective intervention and having a strong therapeutic potential, the plant-based diet is the best approach to accomplish the goal of healthy eating. It encourages you to consume plant-based foods and dissuade you from taking processed foods, meats, and dairy products.
Following are the encouraging health merits of adopting a plant-based diet:
- Helps in better management of body weight by ameliorating body mass index.
- Helps in the proper management of Diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) by decreasing insulin resistance and increasing .
- Owing to their excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative stress, plant-based foods helps in preventing oxidative stress-mediated chronic illnesses, such as specific cancer, arthritis, and heart diseases.