A study was conducted in Finland in which they wanted to examine how will a protein source affect the reduction of cholesterol. One group had a 70/30 percent animal to plant protein diet, second 50/50 and the third 30/70 plant to animal protein source.
After 12 weeks, results were showing that the plant-based diet is the most effective option when it comes to lowering your cholesterol levels.
With that in mind, here are some tips on how to avoid cardiovascular problems:
- Eat less red meat
- Avoid processed meats,
- Eat more legumes,
- Drink plant-based milk,
- Eat more nuts, seeds and whole grains
References: Animal vs Plant Protein: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/animal-vs-plant-protein
Difference Between Animal and Plant Protein: https://www.webmd.com/diet/difference-between-animal-protein-plant-protein#1