Live Longer With Plant Protein, Dairy Instead Of Red Meat

Plant Protein For Longer Life

Living longer in this world is something that has been one of the most widely discussed topics. Much research has been conducted in order to figure out ways and techniques to abide by for living a healthy as well as lengthy life. However, new research seems to hold the key to a long life. 

The research conducted by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the US came to find out that cutting down red meat or processed red meat consumption, altering it with a sufficient amount of plant protein and dairy products might lead to a longer life expectancy. 

37,000 Americans having an average age of 50 years, were part of the study where it was observed that people who consumed more plant protein than those who were more into red meat, were found to be less prone to death of any cause by 27%. Out of the participants, research also states that 29% of them are less likely to die of any sort of coronary heart disease than that of the participants consuming a lesser amount of plant protein. 

For a longer life, the researchers found out that altering 5% of the calories consumed daily from total animal protein by an equal amount of calories from plant protein has links to decline in the rate of risk of dying from any diseases, even coronary diseases, nearly up to 50%. Similarly, 2% of daily processed red meat protein consumption swapped with equivalent calories consumed from plant protein can lead to a 32% lower risk of dying. 

Plant protein from nuts, whole grain, and legumes includes, antioxidant vitamins, antioxidant vitamins, phytochemicals, and minerals, that have been associated with a decrease in the risk of chronic diseases. These proteins gain a lot of importance as they minimize the risk of developing diseases like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and even a few types of cancers. 

Substituting one daily serving of red or processed red meat with foods like nuts, whole grain, legumes, and dairy products have been found to have links with a 47% lower risk of coronary diseases among men. 

Lower risk of dying from a heart attack by 17% can also be traced back to the consumption of nuts instead of one serving of any sort of red meat, without having to increase the number of calory consumption for a person. 

It also states that men can lower their risk of dying of a heart attack by a whopping 48% by taking an equal amount of whole grain, similar to that of one serving of red meat. Avoiding red meat all of sudden without any proper substitute might lead to certain problems, but with the correct replacement, it can benefit individual health in numerous ways.

Sukanya Chakraborty

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