The average American consumes about 270 pounds of meat a year, making the United States the country with one of the highest meat consumptions per person in the world. We know of our love for meat, and most of us know about some connection between meat consumption and our health, particularly cardiovascular, or heart health. So how much healthier is a diet that is much more – or entirely – plant-based? One that avoids animal meat or animal products altogether? New studies are out that are looking at the effects of a plant-based diet on our health, both for vegetarian as well as vegan diets.
Listen to This Podcast Episode on Why it May Be Beneficial to Go Meatless
“Vegetarian or Vegan: The Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet”
Originally posted 2017-02-06 18:27:50.