Plant based diets that are high in carbs may actually help with weight loss and body fat reduction. This style of eating may also improve the body’s insulin function in overweight dieters. A small study showed that this type of dieting may provide this range of benefits.
The current obesity epidemic in the United States indicates that the promise of benefits from plant based diets could be very helpful. At the moment, estimates show that more than 7 out of every 10 U.S. adults are overweight or obese. This is a considerable health risk when it comes to chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes.