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Research Shows Swapping Meat For Beyond Burgers Can Boost Heart Health

by | August 14, 2020

A recent study conducted by Stanford University has shown that eating Beyond Meat’s vegan burgers can be beneficial for heart health.

The new research — called The SWAP-MEAT Study — involved switching out meat products for the plant-based burgers. The findings have now been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

This is the first time that the vegan company’s products have been used in any clinical research.

“Plant Protein”

36 people took part in the trial, which involved, “plant and animal products, dietary counseling, lab assessments, microbiome assessments, and anthropometric measurements.”

The authors of the research explained that participants, “were instructed to consume more than two servings of plant protein compared with animal for eight weeks each, while keeping all other foods and beverages as similar as possible between the two phases.”

The study findings revealed that cholesterol levels were improved by the plant-based burgers, which has a direct impact on heart health.

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This is the first clinical trial involving Beyond Burgers (Beyond Meat/Provided)

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In addition to the cardiovascular advantages, the study highlighted that swapping meat for Beyond Burgers supported weight loss, with participants losing 2lb each on average.

The research stated that “there were no adverse effects on risk factors from the plant products.”

The clinical trial was funded by Beyond Meat, although the company had no input in the study itself.

Do you think these findings will encourage people to swap to plant-based protein? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!


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