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The 4 biggest myths about plant-based foods | Men’s Health

In today’s world, almost every animal protein product has a plant-based alternative. Even fast food restaurants are hopping on the band wagon in competition for those potential customers on a plant-based diet. Many people believe that plant-based products are healthier, however, according to dieticians and nutritionists, not everything that is plant-based is necessarily healthy. Plant-based does not mean all the food was ‘plucked from the earth,’ and that it is natural and not processed. Anything that is cooked, canned, frozen, milled, or dehydrated is considered processed. That includes most food we eat, including food that we think is not processed. Nutritionist, Marie Spano says, ‘instead of asking yourself whether something is processed, ask yourself how the process changed the food.’ Myth one debunked. It is not always healthier, natural and not processed. The other myths that have been debunked are related to caloric and fat makeup, protein amount and intake, and how the term ‘plant-based’ is wrongfully interchanged with vegan.

Source: https://www.menshealth.com

 

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