Wednesday, September 8, 2010


WebMD Health News - All low-carbohydrate diets may not be created equal when it comes to your health. Low-carb diets based on meat protein rather than vegetable protein may raise death risk, a study finds. This new study suggests that a low-carb diet based on vegetable protein is healthier than one based on meat protein. Low-carb diets have gained popularity in recent years as research shows they aid in weight loss and may improve some cardiovascular risk factors. But researchers say their findings suggest that health benefits of a low-carb diet may depend on the type of protein and fat it contains. The study followed nearly 130,000 health professionals for at least 20 years and found that low-carb diets that emphasized animal sources of fat and protein - such as red meat - were associated with a higher risk of death from any cause. In contrast, people who ate low-carb diets that emphasized vegetable sources of fat and protein, such nuts and beans, had a lower risk of death from any cause, particularly heart-related death.

The study, based on regularly administered questionnaires, found that eating a low-carb diet based on meat protein was associated with a 23% higher risk of death from any cause, 14% greater risk of heart-related death, and 28% greater risk of cancer-related death. Eating a vegetable protein-based low-carb diet, however, was associated with a 20% lower risk of death from any cause and a 23% lower risk of death from heart disease. Researcher Teresa T. Fung, ScD, of Simmons College in Boston and colleagues say that the macronutrient content of both diets may be similar, but the source of those nutrients may create large differences in substances known to affect health, such as fatty acids, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and phytochemicals.

The study confirmed a “direct association” between animal-based low-carbohydrate food intake and increased cancer deaths, particularly from colorectal and lung cancer. Dieters interested in eating more plant and vegetable-based proteins should consider adding tofu, beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds in to their diet. Sunflower oil, olive oil, and peanut oil are also great sources of plant-based fats.

Flesh eating generally results in an excess of proteins in the organism. The minimum daily requirement of protein, which experts on nutrition calculate to be between 10 and 90 grams, is easily received from vegetable food and from dairy products. Protein is found in ample quantity in milk, cheese, yoghurt, whole wheat, corn, many varieties of nuts and beans and vegetables. ... Vegetables, fruits, grains and dairy products are in perfect balance for proper nutrition. These same vegetable substances, if they reach us through flesh of an animal, are dangerous to health and carry with them the following disease provoking substances: Toxic wastes from the bloodstream, germs and pus, vaccines and drugs injected to offset animal disease. Fear poisons released at the time of slaughter. Bacteria from putrefactive decomposition, which commences as soon as the animal dies.

Vedic Knowledge On Line :
“Hidden Price of Meat”
“Modern Civilization is Centered around Animal Killing”
VEDA - Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

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