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  1. Exam Room Podcast

  2. Jun 16, 2020

Less Meat, More Plants!

Less Meat, More Plants

A report that may reshape nutrition advice given to millions of Americans will soon be discussed in Washington. 

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It is the groundwork for the updated USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are set to be released early next year. And one thing is clear: Research shows the guidelines should call for less meat and more plants!   

On this episode of The Exam Room™ podcast, "The Weight Loss Champion" Chuck Carroll is joined by Susan Levin, MS, RD, to explore the recommendations that everyone eating a plant-based diet should be hoping for! They also look at the confusion surrounding some of the current guidelines and how they can be improved.

The update currently being crafted by the USDA comes on the heels of the American Cancer Society’s new nutrition guidance which does not include red or processed meat, both of which have been tied to forms of cancer. Likewise, Canada has deemphasized dairy in its latest nutrition guidelines because of cancer concerns. Will the United States be the next country to take a healthy step toward a plant-based way of eating?

Also on the show, Neal Barnard, MD, and Jim Loomis, MD, open up the Doctor’s Mailbag to answer your questions!

  • Are canned beans as healthy as dried beans?
  • Which is least healthy: white meat or dark meat?
  • What would happen if all meat markets were to close?
  • And many others!

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