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  2. Nov 22, 2023

Plant-Based Foods Should Replace Animal-Based Foods for Better Health

Substituting red and processed meat, dairy, eggs, and poultry with nuts, legumes, and whole grains improve heart health and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and death, according to a new systematic review. The 37 studies analyzed showed decisively that these plant-based foods were beneficial for human health, especially when replacing animal-based foods. Replacing 50g of processed meat per day with legumes was associated with a 23% lower risk of dying from heart disease, while replacement with whole grains was associated with a 36% lower risk.


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