How healthy are meat and dairy alternatives?
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Vegan diets are increasingly popular. As more of us reduce our animal product consumption, countless new meat and dairy alternatives appear on our supermarket shelves. Manufacturers market these products as healthy options (unsurprisingly), but perhaps we shouldn’t be so quick to trust them… 

In today’s short episode of ZOE Science & Nutrition, Jonathan and Sarah ask: are meat and dairy alternatives healthier than their animal-based counterparts?

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Studies referenced in today's episode:

  • How well do plant based alternatives fare nutritionally compared to cow’s milk? here
  • Risks of ischaemic heart disease and stroke in meat eaters, fish eaters, and vegetarians over 18 years of follow-up here

This podcast was produced by Fascinate Productions

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