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The Hidden Dangers of Processed Plant Proteins

While animal products have been routinely vilified and branded as promoting heart disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases, it turns out there is no solid evidence to support these claims. Yet, mainstream restaurants and supermarkets continue to make room for alternative meat items on their menus and shelves based largely on the perception that they’re healthier alternatives to meat. But these highly processed, plant-based meats come with real dangers that belie their “healthier” billing.

In Part 2 of this “Artificial Animals” series, we’ll sort fact from fiction and creative marketing from solid science, to challenge the assertion that “plant-based meats are a healthy alternative.”


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