Simon added: “The best diet is high in plant foods and low in animal foods.
“This is because plant foods do not contain cholesterol and if you eat mostly whole foods such as legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables, you will consume low amounts of fat. saturated fat and high amounts of fiber, which is really important for weight loss and also general health.
“A diet high in fiber means you will feel full and full after a meal, it will help keep blood sugar levels stable and, as fiber acts as a bulking agent for your stool, it helps keep your digestive system functioning optimally. .
“Animal foods, on the other hand, are often high in saturated fat, also contain cholesterol, and lack fiber. All of these things will increase the risk of visceral fat storage and chronic disease.