It is now widely accepted that a plant-based diet offers numerous benefits compared with a diet centred on animal products. While animal-based diets carry several health risks, a rich and varied plant-based diet offers treatment and prevention of a host of modern lifestyle diseases, including some forms of cancer and hypertension.

Hypertension – eating the right diet to lower high blood pressure

Hypertension – more commonly known as high blood pressure – is one of the most common diseases in industrialised countries. Forty percent of people over the age of 25 are affected by the disease, which, in turn, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular and renal diseases. A diet based on vegetarian or vegan food is suitable for both the prevention and treatment of hypertension.