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Welcome to Viva!Health's monthly e-newsletter bringing you the latest health, nutrition and lifestyle news.

NEW report: Meat the Truth

Viva!Health’s new report reveals the ground-breaking scientific evidence that meat offers no health benefits and is tightly associated with heart disease, diabetes, cancer and many other diseases. It explains in detail why and how meat is linked to food poisoning, BSE, bird flu, antibiotic-resistant superbugs and more!

“This report reveals what the meat industry doesn’t tell you. Find out what substances in chicken, beef, pork and lamb are linked to our biggest killers – heart disease, diabetes and cancer. It will leave you in no doubt about the harm meat does and explains why going meat-free is one of the best things you can do if you want to lead a long and healthy life.”
Dr Michael Greger, physician and international speaker on nutrition, food safety and public health and author of How Not to Die.
Bad protein, good protein
The type of protein we eat matters more than we thought
  
The biggest study to date - with over 130,000 participants - of the effects of plant and animal protein on human health produced surprisingly clear results.

Animal protein was associated with higher mortality, especially from heart disease, whilst plant protein was associated with lower mortality. Animal foods that gave the highest risk of premature death were processed and unprocessed red meat and eggs. Plant protein offered protection against a range of diseases, promoting a longer, healthier life.

The paper didn’t elaborate on the exact mechanisms by which animal protein harms but previous studies discovered that it encourages the body’s production of IGF-1 (a dangerous growth factor), results in harmful acid and encourages toxic gut bacteria. All these effects are detrimental to health and they can also increase levels of inflammation and undermine blood vessel health, especially if it's already compromised (eg with arterial plaques).
 
Song et al., 2016. Association of Animal and Plant Protein Intake With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality. JAMA Internal Medicine. 176 (10) 1453-1463.

NEW online resource: A-Z OF DISEASES

We’ve created this comprehensive database of how diet can increase or lower your risk of many diseases and what you can do if you’re already suffering from an illness.

Each disease comes with an easy-to-read summary and links to further information and resources. Click away
BITE-SIZE FACT
 
Broccoli rules! It’s a great source of vitamins A, C, K and B group, calcium, magnesium, potassium, omega-3 (good) fats and protein!
On top of that, it also has cancer-inhibiting properties.


Aim for at least one portion of dark green leafy vegetables (broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, spring greens, cabbage, watercress) per day!

 
YOUR STORIES
Has a vegan diet helped you to recover from a long-term illness, reverse a chronic condition or simply be the best you can be?
We want to hear from you! 

Send us your story in 500 words and we'll put it on our website to encourage others on their journey. Email health@viva.org.uk with the subject line 'my story'.
Honey - the new hope or the new hype?


It is claimed that honey can prevent, treat and cure all manner of ailments to from acne to worms! But how much is true and how much is just hype? 


 
Viva!Health's Dr Justine Butler investigates: click here to read her special feature.
The Soya Story

Confused about soya? So were we! Now we have all the answers and practical information in this handy guide. You can read it online or order your paper copy here.


GIVEAWAY! 
First five people to email health@viva.org.uk will get a FREE copy!
 
Vegan Recipe Club: PAELLA!

Make a delicious vegan paella - tried and tested, guaranteed to please!  
 
A wonderful alternative to traditional paella, full of flavour. The taste of the sea is achieved not with fish but with arame, a mild tasting sea vegetable. 

Watch Viva!Health talks on a number of health and nutrition topics - from dairy to diabetes!
For upcoming events, please see our listings on My Vegan Town.
Tune in to our monthly podcast Viva! radio!

Available on Viva! website and also on Google Play as well as iTunes and lots of other places online.
Listen and share!
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