More evidence that a vegetarian diet is healthiest

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Researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK have concluded that following a vegetarian diet can have a substantial and beneficial impact on our health, following the results of a ten year long study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study tracked almost 45,000 people living in England and Scotland and found that vegetarians were around 30% less likely to suffer from heart disease than their meat-eating peers.

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5 protein-rich, meat-busting foods for a healthier you

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If there’s one thing environmentalists and your general practictioner will agree on, it’s that we should be eating less meat. High meat consumption has been linked to a variety of cancers, cardiovascular problems, and obesity, while its negative impact on the environment has raised alarm bells among scientists. An important source of greenhouse gases like carbon, methane and nitrous oxide, human-reared livestock now consumse an astounding 60% of all the food we grow, with 1 pound of beef taking up to 20 pounds of feed to produce. 

It’s time for some healthier, and greener, sources of protein in our diets. Here’s a look at 5 of them, each delicious and nutritious in their own way.

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