White meat, red meat, which is better?
A new study suggests that if you want to lower your cholesterol and reduce risk for heart disease, your best bet is to eat a plant-based diet.
The study results show that study participants who ate either red meat or white meat had higher levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, compared to those who ate nonmeat diet.
Three sources of protein, red meat, white meat and plant based foods do not have any impact on the levels of other cholesterol including apolipoprotein B (apoB), small and medium LDL particles, total/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
Does this study mean that red meat and white meat are equally bad for your health? They do not render the same bad health effect. Scientific evidence has indicated that eating red meat, particularly processed red meat can increase risk of cancer, among other things.
However, white meat like chicken meat can generate more toxic chemicals during the cooking process. So in a sense, white meat is not much safer than red meat.
The best diet a person who wants to maintain his health status with resorting to doctors and hospitals can eat is the plant-based diet. Plant based diet can help prevent many if not all chronic diseases including heart disease and cancer, two biggest killers in the U.S.