Eating Soybean, Nuts, Pulses Daily Improves Heart Health

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Bhubaneswar: Including plant proteins such as soy, nuts and pulses into your daily diet could reduce main cholesterol markers and prevent your risk of heart disease and stroke

For the study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the team conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 112 randomised control trials in which people substituted plant proteins for some animal proteins in their diets for at least three weeks.

The findings showed that one to two servings of plant proteins every day could reduce the main cholesterol markers low-density lipoprotein cholesterol — LDL or “bad” cholesterol, non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol and apolipoprotein B — by about 5 per cent.

The researchers have opined that long-term adherence to a plant-based diet can lead to changes in body composition which help in reducing the cholesterol levels as well as help weight loss and lower blood pressure.

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