Diets High in Animal Protein Still Bad for You - Mercy For Animals

Diets High in Animal Protein Still Bad for You

Since the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee lifted its recommendation to limit cholesterol intake, many have considered going back to eating eggs and bacon, according to a recent article in The New York Times.

But beware—these foods are still bad for you.

“Research shows that animal protein may significantly increase the risk of premature mortality from all causes, among them cardiovascular disease, cancer, and Type 2 diabetes, the Times reports. “Heavy consumption of saturated fat and trans fats may double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition, eating meat caused a 75 percent increase in “premature deaths from all causes, a study from last March found. The study also observed that people under 65 whose diets consisted of just 20 percent animal protein were four times more likely to die from cancer and Type 2 diabetes.

Factory farms cause countless animals to suffer, and they are bad for the environment. On top of that, health ramifications show that there is no upside to consuming meat. Fortunately, with myriad cruelty-free options readily available, ditching meat is a no-brainer.

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