A British study of more than 44,500 people found that, compared to people who eat meat and fish, vegetarians were significantly less likely to develop (or die from) ischemic heart disease, a condition in which blood flow to the heart is reduced. Why? By and large, the meat-averse had lower “bad” cholesterol levels, healthier body weight and lower blood pressure. If you’re not keen to ditch the surf n’ turf for good, replacing one meaty meal a week with beauty-boosting vegetables will benefit your ticker.

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