Would you rather eat beans, nuts and seeds or hot dogs and burgers? A recent article states you’re likely to live longer on a diet of plant-based proteins.
A study published in the JAMA International Medicine journal examined more than 131,000 health records over 25 years to determine if people who eat plant-based proteins live longer than those who eat processed, red-meat-based proteins. The study concluded:
“High animal protein intake was positively associated with mortality and high plant protein intake was inversely associated with mortality, especially among individuals with at least 1 lifestyle risk factor. Substitution of plant protein for animal protein, especially that from processed red meat, was associated with lower mortality, suggesting the importance of protein source.”
So how should you get the majority of your protein?
Enjoy these plant-based proteins…
Pita bread and fresh hummus
Stick to these animal-based proteins…
Eat these red-meat-based proteins in moderation…