From the introduction to Food Allergy Survival Guide There was a time when people believed that a health-supportive diet had to be centered on animal products. Eggs were revered as the gold standard among proteins. Milk was described as nature’s perfect food. Fish was included in menus at least once or twice a week. Balancing this mix with a little plant food was wheat, considered the staff of life.
Article by PCRM. Vegetarian and vegan diets are best for the environment and human health, according to research published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Researchers assessed several regional models that incorporated environmental, economic, and health impacts associated with a dietary change in the future. Diets compared included proportional reduction in animal products, reduced or meat-free diets, and diets based on current health standards.
Article by PCRM. Animal protein increases risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Researchers monitored protein intake from animal and vegetable sources and diabetes incidence rates in more than 200,000 participants from the Nurses’ Health Study, the Nurses’ Health Study II, and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. Those who consumed the highest amount of animal protein increased their risk for type 2 diabetes by 13 percent, compared with those who consumed the least animal protein.
There’s no debate: Soy is beneficial to your health. Soy products have been shown beneficial for lung cancer prevention and survival, prostate cancer prevention, heart health and diabetes, bone health, inflammation, and hot flashes, among other conditions.
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