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Infographic: Plant vs. Animal Protein

Many people think that eating less meat or animal products will lead to inadequate protein intake. However, this doesn't have to be the case. Protein needs can be met by consuming a variety of plant-based protein sources. And replacing the processed and red meats in your diet with more whole grains, legumes and vegetables, will help deliver increased amounts of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber (increased dietary fiber intake is associated with decreased risk of colon cancer, along with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high cholesterol), while decreasing amounts of saturated fat and sodium. Check out the infographic below to see how plant and animal based protein sources compare.

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