Unpacking the Nutritional Profiles of New Age Plant-Based Foods: Are They Really Healthier?

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In a recent study published in International food researchresearchers explore nutrient profiles of next-generation plant-based foods. Study: Designing healthier plant-based foods: fortification, digestion and bioavailability. Image Credit: marilyn bum/Shutterstock.com Is a plant-based diet better? Consumers are increasingly adopting plant-based diets due to concerns about the environmental, health and ethical effects of animal-based foods such as … Read more

Plant-based diets become a more popular indicator of masculinity among male athletes

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The study, published in the journal Appetite, questioned 13 male athletes aged 22 to 37 about their views and perceptions regarding plant-based versus meat-based diets. Of these, two were vegetarians, two were vegans, and the rest were mixed eaters (they ate a combination of plant-based food and meat). The athletes came from Finland and the … Read more

Cholesterol: Plant-based diets may reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks

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Share on PinterestEating a more plant-based diet can help lower cholesterol levels. Maria Korneeva/Getty Images A vegetarian or vegan diet may help reduce cholesterol levels in the body, while also helping fight climate change, says a new meta-study. In particular, plant-based diets lower levels of a lipoprotein that is gaining interest as a better predictor … Read more