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In a recent study of about 130,000 men and women in the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine, it was found that people who were on a low-carb vegetable-based diet were healthier than people who got their proteins from animal sources. Researchers found that low-carb veggie eaters had lower mortality rate from diseases like cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular problems.

Scientists from Simmons College, Harvard School of Public Health and National University of Singapore during the extensive study which took 26 years found that people who had low-carb diet with proteins sourced from animal sources had either contracted a serious disease or had died of it. So the research proved that those on animal-based diet were at greater risk of getting cancer. Those who ate veggies had lower mortality. Vegetable proteins also kept heart diseases at bay. So now the doctors suggest that to enjoy a safer life it is better to consume more unsaturated fats, intake more fiber in the form of whole wheat, fresh fruits and green vegetables. They also suggest to include more micronutrients, vitamins and minerals to sustain the organs and help them function better.