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Why plant protein is better for you than animal protein

Popular Science

It'd be great if a burger-a-day diet was healthy. You've got protein in there and hopefully some veggies on top (and on the side), and even some fiber from the roll (you used whole grain, right?). Unfortunately, study after study shows that meat as a protein source just isn't that healthy. It's far better to get that necessary protein from plants. And yes, that association is a correlation, not a causation.

Vegan Diet - Healthy Lifestyle


In this online Vegan diet course you will learn how the pros use a vegan diet to get healthy and strong! Have you ever wondered why many prominent athletes opt for plant-based protein instead of animal protein? That's because research by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that plant-protein diets is the better choice for building muscles. Plant-based protein is packed with antioxidants and fibers which can enhance body recovery. Less inflammation in the body would mean that athletes only need minimal amount of time to heal from muscle aches and pains.

Fat stores in our cells also hold immune proteins to fight infections

New Scientist

Tiny fatty droplets in our cells are part of the immune system and help fight off bacterial infections. Until now the droplets were thought to be among the most vulnerable parts of the cell. Lipid droplets are found in the cells of all complex organisms. They store fats and other lipids, which are essential nutrients. In humans, specialised cells called adipocytes store body fat in the form of lipid droplets. For many years, biologists thought lipid droplets were "just an inert structure, just a storage site", says Robert Parton at the University of Queensland in Australia.

Scientists want to create animal feed out of light and electricity


Figuring out how to feed the Earth's population is no small feat, which is why a recent development is so exciting. Researchers at the Lappeenranta University of Technology and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have figured out a way to produce single-cell protein from electricity and carbon dioxide. It can be manufactured anywhere energy (wind farms, solar energy, etc.) and light are available. The aim of this is to eventually develop this protein into a source of food for animals. Not only will it allow for on-demand food production for livestock, but it also has the potential to free up swaths of land that are currently used to store fodder.

Major study confirms health benefits of lean protein

The Japan Times

MIAMI – Eating lean proteins such as nuts, chicken and fish reduces a person's risk of dying compared to a diet high in red meats, eggs and dairy, according to a large study. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine confirm what many health experts have said for decades, but also contained some surprises. For instance, diets high in red meat and fatty proteins such as eggs and cheese were not linked to a higher risk of dying among people who were otherwise healthy. However, people with one other risk factor -- such as drinking lots of alcohol, being overweight, inactive or smoking -- were more likely to see their death risk rise if they ate more red meat. The study led by researchers at Harvard University spanned three decades and more than 130,000 people, but was observational in nature so it did not probe the biological reasons behind the changes in death risk according to diet, nor did it demonstrate cause and effect.