Eating vegetable protein such as soy, nuts or pulses daily instead of animal protein such as meat or milk can lower cholesterol levels. As a result, the risk of heart disease and stroke is reduced.
Recent studies have shown that consuming one or two servings of vegetable protein per day can significantly lower levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or LDL, or bad cholesterol.
John Sevenpiper, a physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Ontario, Canada, and lead author of the study, said, “We found evidence after a randomized controlled trial of clinical and supermarket surveillance of vegetarians from the Mediterranean region and pooled results. Healthy for the heart.
Also, other foods that can lower cholesterol levels, such as oats or barley, are more beneficial for health if eaten with vegetable protein.
For the study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, a systematic review and meta-analysis of 112 controlled trials was conducted on participants taking plant protein instead of animal protein for three weeks.
Previous studies have shown that people who consume more animal protein have a higher risk of fatty liver disease, in addition to alcohol consumption. As a result, fat accumulates in the liver or liver, obese or overweight people get this disease.
A long-term diet of plant-based protein can help reduce cholesterol levels and reduce excess weight and high blood pressure.