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New Study Proves Plant Protein Boosts Heart Health

Mounting scientific evidence shows consuming a plant-based diet is essential for optimal health.

A new study published in Journal of the American Heart Association found that replacing animal protein with plant-based protein improved the three main cholesterol markers for heart disease prevention. John Sievenpiper, MD at St. Michael's Hospital, conducted a meta-analysis of 112 randomized trials and found that cholesterol levels in individuals who consumed one to two servings of soy, nuts, and beans instead of animal protein dropped by five percent in a three-week period. “That may not sound like much,” Sievenpiper said, “but because people in North America eat very little plant protein, there is a real opportunity here to make some small changes to our diets and realize the health benefits.” Conversely, a separate study published in the same scientific journal last year found that peripheral heart disease patients who consumed animal products such as meat and eggs nearly tripled their risk of early death.

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Cargill Invests in Plant-Based Protein

The animal agriculture feed supplier joins PURIS—the largest pea-protein producer in North America—in its mission to create sustainable plant-based foods.
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Muay Thai Fighter to Open Vegan Bakery in NYC

Vegan chef Watt Sriboonruang's Rawsome Bakery will land on Orchard Street in Manhattan—further veganizing a street occupied by vegan apparel company MooShoes and vegan store Orchard Grocer.
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Vegan Brand Breaks Indiegogo's Crowdfunding Record

Vegan meal shake startup Bear Brands raised more than $65,000 from 250 backers in the first day of its crowdfunding campaign.
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Playboy Playmate Amanda Cerny is Vegan

The former Playmate and current YouTube comedian confirms that she would never promote beef jerky to her 19 million social media followers because she is vegan.
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Luxe Department Stores Launch Decadent Vegan Menu

Harvey Nichols stores across the UK now serve upscale vegan dishes and wines at its seven locations.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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