The effect of animal protein on stress hormones, testosterone, and pregnancy

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Animal proteins, such as meat, eggs, and milk, are complete proteins, meaning they provide all of the essential amino acids our body needs.

Animal products provide the highest-quality protein sources. Processed meats include smoked meat, sausage, hot dogs, salami, bacon, and canned meat.

Recent research has shown that eating unprocessed and processed red meat has been linked to a shorter lifespan.

Eating one additional serving of unprocessed red meat each day increases your risk of death by 13%. Eating one additional serving of processed red meat increases your risk of death by 20%.

Animal protein also has some health benefits.

People who ate low-fat sources of animal protein such as poultry and fish instead of red meat had a lower risk of type 2 diabetes and a lower risk of heart disease.

What happened to women who were randomized to eat more meat and dairy during pregnancy?

What effect does animal protein consumption have on cortisol and testosterone levels in men? Watch the video to find out.

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Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care professional with questions you may have regarding your medical condition.

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