Quick…What comes to mind when I say… Atkins Diet?
How about textured vegetable protein?
Or, smoothies made from vegan protein powder?
Well, according to this research, test subjects who followed a “low-carbohydrate (26% of total calories), high–vegetable protein (31% from gluten, soy, nuts, fruit, vegetables, and cereals), and vegetable oil (43%) plant-based diet” for 4 weeks, saw improvements in blood cholesterol levels and other heart disease risk factors…including weight loss.
In comparison, the control diet (a high-carbohydrate lacto-ovo vegetarian diet (58% carbohydrate, 16% protein, and 25% fat)), produced improvements in weight loss but little change in the other heart disease risk factors.
A Vegan-Atkins diet is superior to a high carb, Lacto-Ovo, low-fat dairy, whole grain diet.
Is a Vegan-Atkins diet superior to:
- a traditional “Fred Flintstone” Atkins diet?
- or a Paleo style diet based on animal protein, fruits & vegetables?
- or a Mediterranean style diet?
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