The truth about the new study! Do plant based diets reduce risk of heart disease

So a new 2021 study SUGGESTS plant-based diets reduce risk of heart disease.

A similar 2021 study *SUGGESTS, that water is wet, the sky is blue and the pope is catholic.

So let’s take a look at this study today, to find out whether or not plant-based diets really reduce the risk of heart disease.

We’ll look at the study in detail to find out. I’ve read through it entirely so we’re going to touch base on 3 things in the study that you might have missed.

3 things that are a bit shocking and super interesting.

So the study is called “Association of Major Dietary Protein Sources With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality: Prospective Cohort Study”.

It followed 102,521 older ladies for up to 24 years. Starting at 1993 to 2017.

They found a significantly lower risk of death from all causes, death from dementia as well as heart disease, in the women that ate more plants.

If you read through the study, you notice that it concludes with food choices, not protein. And that is a common misconception in the news and our society, is that we do have an obsession with that one macronutrient, protein.

1. Obsession with protein

When Jenn touches base upon food choices, the other moderator deflects it by concluding with animal protein.

This is a common theme in our society. I first noticed this when reading more of the work of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, which is the author of the China Study. The leading research on nutrition ever conducted.

Doctor Campbell talks about a reductionist paradigm. We see foods as having 1 single ingredient, when it reality, the dangers of benefits of foods arise due to the sum of its parts.

Which was the main takeaway of his book WHOLE.

Animal foods, not protein, do have a higher amount of cholesterol, AGEs, hormones. Which are considered harmful.

Plant foods, not protein, do have a higher amount of fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals. Which are considered beneficial.

More than that, these components act in unison with each other. Strengthening one’s effects.

So it’s not protein that you should look out for, it really is the food choices.

The food choices also determine, as this study beautifully shows, the caloric intake of individuals. Which is another things that can really influence how long a person lives.

2. Calories of animal foods

The average intake of calories from animal foods was up to 5x higher in this study.

And that is very important, because calories, are the key indicators of weight gain or weight loss.

So the less calories you do get from a food, the better it is for weight loss.

That’s why vegans, or people following a plant-based diet, tend to have smaller waistlines than omnivores.

And this is important to note, because animal protein in itself has the same amount of calories of plant protein. But animal foods, have way more calories than plant foods.

So it’s really not the protein which is the thing to focus on, it’s the general intake of healthy foods.

And the third point, let’s end this on a happy note, is that one can’t help but to see tremendous progress in society’s attitude towards veganism.

3. Progress

As seen in the news article here:

News sources, such as Good Morning America, are featuring way more good news about veganism and a plant-based diet.

This is not a coincidence.

While there is generally more to report on plant-based news than it was a few years ago. We also have to understand that the news in general also reflect what people want to see in the first place.

The TV news make their money by having a lot of viewers. And if the news would constantly display things that would p*ss off viewers, they would simply change channels.

When viewers change channels, the news don’t make money. So, news in general, like to reflect the current attitude of viewers.

If the population is scared about a pandemic, you will see a lot of footage about the pandemic and how scary it is.

If the population does not like a certain person, you will see a lot of footage about that person and how awful it is.

Which means, when news start to feature a certain topic more, it shows that there’s interest, which therefore increases their revenue.

So when news are featuring more news about plant-based topics, it shows, that there’s interest, which is super good news. No pun intended.