High Animal Protein Linked to Disease

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: A recent study found that middle aged people who have a diet high in animal protein are more prone to disease.
Air Date: 3/12/14
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Dr. Ginger
Dr. Ginger is founder and CEO of Dr.Ginger, LLC, a wellness consulting company. Dr. Ginger, an authority on workplace wellness, is bucking the old system of "disease management" and is blazing a new trail with her "disease reversal" approach. She is known for her "30-Day Change Your Life Detox Challenges" and her book, The Healing Powers of Green Juice.
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High Animal Protein Linked to Disease
In this edition of Healthy Steps, with Dr. Ginger, the good doctor discusses a recent study in the Cell Metabolism Journal which found that middle aged people who eat a diet high in animal protein from milk, meat, eggs and cheeses are 4 times more likely to die from diseases like cancer and diabetes.

The 20 year study polled 5,300 people near the age of 50. Their protein consumption was approximately 2/3 of their protein intake, similar to that of popular diets including paleo, Atkins and Mediterranean.

You may not even realize that the amount of animal proteins you eat may be causing health concerns.

Dr. Ginger suggests that you cut back on the amount of red meat and animal proteins in your diet. Reducing consumption to only one meal a day can make a drastic difference to your health and the way you feel.

One way to replace these proteins would be by eating more plant-based proteins including; green juices, kale, broccoli, seaweed and avocados.

There are plenty of options available when it comes to eating healthy and getting the proper amino acids and building blocks that are required to keep your body healthy and properly energized.

Do your research and find what works best for you.