This is a GREAT read! Many research papers sited. I highly suggest you read the entire article but here’s the key excerpt:
What that means in practice is little or no red meat; mostly vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes and soy products in their natural forms; very few simple and refined carbohydrates such as sugar and white flour; and sufficient “good fats” such as fish oil or flax oil, seeds and nuts. A healthful diet should be low in “bad fats,” meaning trans fats, saturated fats and hydrogenated fats. Finally, we need more quality and less quantity.
Original article by DEAN ORNISH, MARCH 23, 2015 NYT.