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Report Finds Plant-Based Meat a Healthy Option: Challenging Ultra-Processed Myths

A new report by the Good Food Institute Europe suggests that plant-based meat in Europe offers a good nutritional profile on average, which may lead to various health advantages. The report, reviewed by food scientists and health experts, analyzed recent studies conducted in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden comparing plant-based and animal meat, to determine the nutritional profile of plant-based meat against EU guidelines. According to the figures, plant-based meats are a source of fiber, bioavailable proteins, and micronutrients, with low saturated fat. On the contrary, animal meat lacks fiber, is high in saturated fat, and can contain traces of antibiotics and bacteria. Furthermore, plant-based meat, which meets the EU definition of high-protein foods, offers similar protein calories to conventional meat in all categories …


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Study: Vegan Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

In a recent study published in the Journal of Hypertension, scientists found that regular consumption of omega-3-rich foods helps to improve blood pressure. According to the study, high blood pressure is one of the main risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease. However, the effectiveness of omega-3 fatty acids can also vary depending on the source. Another study published in July in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews investigated and compared the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids from dietary supplements, fish, vegetable oils and whole foods such as walnuts. The results of the study showed, among other things, that omega-3 supplementation does not reduce the risk of death from heart disease, but nevertheless reduces heart irregularities. A small number of subjects who consumed only vegan, plant-based …