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Do you need to add more plant-based protein to your diet?

Healthista’s nutritional director Rick Hay explains the benefits of adding more plant based protein to your diet (clue: it helps burn fat)

‘Plant-based proteins are packed full of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes,’ says Hay.

‘They are particularly good in weight management as they keep you fuller for longer with little fat, and can help with toning and the growth of lean muscle mass. And when you get lean muscle mass, your body burns fat more efficiently.

‘Plant based protein can also help boost energy levels, protect your cardiovascular system and turbo charge your immune system,’ explains Hay.

An American collaborative study to examine the associations of animal and plant protein intake with the risk for mortality published in the Journal of American Medical Association found that high animal protein intake was positively associated with cardiovascular mortality and high plant protein intake was inversely associated with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, especially among individuals with at least one more lifestyle risk factor.

‘Furthermore, substitution of plant protein for animal protein, especially that from processed red meat, was associated with lower mortality, suggesting the importance of protein source.

Looking for a plant based protein powder to turbo charge fat loss, lean muscle gain as well as boost your energy levels, immune system and protect your cardiovascular system?

Then try Healthista’s Lean Vegan Diet Protein £24.95 from Healthista shop.

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rick hay anti ageing fitness planRick Hay is an Anti-Ageing and Fitness Nutritionist with many years clinical experience in nutrition, naturopathy, botanical medicine and iridology. He specializes in obesity treatment and weight management. He writes a regular Natural Health and Fitness Blog for Healthista. Find out more at rickhay.co.uk. Follow Rick on Twitter @rickhayuk

 

Rick Hays book the Anti Ageing Food and Fitness Plan is available to buy on Amazon. 

More from Rick Hay:

Anti Ageing Fitness Plan: Week 6

5 foods to keep your body young

10 rules of weight loss

5 foods to eat when you’re frantic

10 pre-exercise snacks that WON’T ruin your diet

FOOD is seven a day the new five a day?

HOW TO Choose a protein powder

What to eat if you exercise

 

 

 

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