There will always be people who eat meat and people who come with as many arguments as possible to stop them. If you have unhealthy behaviors or suffer from a chronic disease, you should replace animal protein with plant protein. A recent study shows that plants have more benefits for our health and their proteins reduce the risk of mortality at an early age.
- A recent study shows that plant protein is better for our health that the animal one.
- The study had more than 100 000 participants, each with at least one unhealthy lifestyle factor.
Scientists used data from both animal and plant protein and studied them in relation to the risk for specific mortality. The participants at the study (more than 100 000) were asked how often they ate various foods. There were taken in consideration both sources of protein. The animal one with red meat, fish, eggs and the plant one, which includes bread, pasta, beans, and legumes. Even though more people were consuming protein from animals, the study results showed that this choice could be associated with higher mortality.
Most of the participants had at least one unhealthy lifestyle factor, such as smoking, obesity or too much alcohol consumption. The study proves that plant protein is better for our health and that we should eat more legumes and fruits rather than consuming red meat, which can be a real danger for our bodies.
The real problem is that no many people pay attention to what they are eating. Fast food is getting more and more popular and we live in such a hurry that we forget we should take care of our health. Researchers were not able to prove if proteins are good for humans, on a long-term. What is certain is that the substitution of plant protein for animal protein can really help us. Many people figured that out and now are having a healthier lifestyle.
The risk of mortality can be associated mostly with the consumption of processed red meat, while there was no association with the protein from fish. The authors of the study advise people to have more plants in their meals if they want a lower risk of death. Plant proteins may have the most beneficial effects on our bodies.
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