Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of men in the United States? As early as age 45, men run a huge risk of sudden death due to heart disease.
Luckily, there are steps dads –and everyone–can take to prevent or mitigate dangerous heart complications. According to various studies and research by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a plant-based diet can’t just prevent heart disease–it can manage or potentially reverse it.
A plant-based diet means you’re saving animals–and maybe yourself. By making a few easy dietary changes, dads can stay active for longer and keep up with the kids. More plants = more energy to play.
This Father’s Day, check out some of these heart-healthy recipes for dad.
Stuart McDonald is a Creative Writer at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. She is passionate about making an ethical lifestyle easy and accessible for all and collaborating across social movements to create a kinder world. She writes about everything vegan: from plant-based eating to activism to legislation. Read her work on TryVeg.com and COK.net.