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(Natural News)Protein is an important macronutrient that your body needs to function optimally. If you don’t want to get it from meat, there are plant-based foods that are great sources of protein. Why is protein important? →
Meat, eggs and cheese are NOT the only sources of protein, in fact they are far from it, where do you think an Ox, Gorilla or Cow gets its protein from? Next, where did we get this idea that we need so much protein and even more of it to maintain proper health? Has anyone…Read more & Video
It’s very easy to come across conflicting information, especially in regards to the science of health and even more so when it comes to examining meat-based diets in comparison to plant-based ones. Plant-based diets can help prevent over over 60% of chronic disease deaths, yet people are still arguing whether veganism is a safe and sustainable diet. This is…Read more & video
The country’s nutritional recommendations encourage citizens to consume less meat and dairy and more plant-based proteins.
After taking into account new research and anecdotal evidence suggesting plant-based diets support optimal health, the Canadian government issued new draft healthy eating recommendations which emphasize a “high proportion of plant-based foods.” Not only is the milk category eliminated, a special focus is placed on the powerhouse legume.
The draft food guide’s first recommendation establishes the importance of a whole food diet. Specifically, a heavy emphasis is placed on legumes as an alternative source of protein. The new guide recommends a “regular intake of vegetables, fruit, whole grains and protein-rich foods, especially plant-based sources of protein.”
Researchers from the National Cancer Institute in Maryland tracked the eating habits of 536,000 men and women between the ages of 50 to 71 for 16 years.
It is the largest study so far to link the consumption of both processed and unprocessed red meat to an increase in death rates from a total of nine different diseases.
The results, published in theBritish Medical Journal, revealed that people who ate the most red meat were 26 percent more likely to die of nine diseases than those who consume the least.
Heme iron, a type of iron only present in animal meat, may contribute to the risk of dying from cancer or heart disease.
Risk of death from cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, infections, kidney disease, liver disease or lung disease all increased with the amount of meat consumed, and those people with the highest meat intake doubled their chances of dying from chronic liver disease.
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