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Red and white meat are equally bad for cholesterol, research finds

Are you one of those people who think chicken meat is "healthy", "light" or "good for fitness"? Well, you'll probably want to re-evaluate your diet after finding out that research conducted by the University of California discovered that both chicken and beef increase our cholesterol levels grow when compared to a diet without meat. Just to be clear, we're talking about LDL cholesterol here, the one that is bad for health.

Scientists analyzed participants for four weeks. They concluded that consuming high levels of red meat or white poultry resulted in higher blood cholesterol levels than consuming a comparable amount of plant proteins.

The results surprised even the authors, who thought red meat would have a more adverse effect on blood cholesterol levels than white meat. Now, they're advising restricting meat altogether, whether red or white, for lowering blood cholesterol levels. The study found that plant proteins are the healthiest for blood cholesterol.

While the health issues related to the consumption of red meat are widespread, it's time for us to get real about eating poultry as well: it's not as healthy as many eating guidelines and nutritionists have been telling us.

Not even eggs are safe. According to a new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, eating three eggs per week raises the risk of cardiovascular disease and death


The good news is that it's totally possible to eat well, try delicious foods, all with a plant-based diet. Ditching meat, milk and eggs from your plate is not only great for your health, but also for the health of the planet and animals.

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