|Vegan beauty Alicia Silverstone wants moms to loan their breasts (news.softpedia.com)|
|Winner: "Best Vegan Pizza" using melting, dairy-free Daiya cheese (peta.org)|
|One Burger King Triple Whopper has 49 grams of dead animal protein, which is the maximum recommended daily total for a 130-pound adult (Joe Raedle/Getty Images).|
|Big Macs are made of cancer-causing flesh.|
|If only cows lived on a compassionate planet|
|Lines at Vegan Pizza Contest, Animal Advocacy Museum, Throop UU, summer 2013 (WQ)|
|Vegan pizza rules (WQ)|
But the picture changes for those over 65. For them, it appears that a moderate-to-high protein diet [not necessarily from animal sources] actually reduces cancer and overall mortality and is helpful in preventing age-dependent weight loss and malnourishment.
Researchers focused their study on a national cross-section of 6,381 people 50 and older who were tracked for nearly 20 years.
They also found that among all the age groups studied, a diet high in animal protein increases insulin production and the risk of dying from diabetes-related causes.
|Go veg for bliss (WQ/Larson)|
How much protein is that? It sounds like a lot. Here is some help in calculating:
- 1 oz. of cheddar cheese: 7 grams
- 1 egg: 6 grams
- 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast: 31 grams
- 1 Burger King® Whopper: 22 grams
- 1 Burger King® Triple Whopper: 49 grams