Posted September 17, 2018 07:19:56When the term “pink unicorns” comes up in the workplace, there’s usually a certain amount of scepticism and a certain number of people who believe they’re not really that lucky.
But new research from the Australian National University has found that if you eat a high protein diet like beef or chicken, you’ll see a dramatic increase in the heart’s “good” cholesterol, even if you’re just a meat eater.
“This finding was significant for a number of reasons,” Professor Sarah Smith, from the ANU’s School of Pharmacy, said.
“First, it suggests that there is a role for dietary protein to improve cardiovascular health.”
Secondly, it highlights the importance of eating protein that is not simply a source of energy.
“Thirdly, the findings support the idea that, when the heart is healthy, the whole system of your heart and lungs works in a way that supports your heart health.”
For the study, the researchers studied the effects of a diet high in protein on people who were either healthy and active or had heart disease or high blood pressure.
“It is very important to remember that this is just a lifestyle,” Professor Smith said.”[The study] is a very small, one-off study.
But it demonstrates that eating protein and not consuming animal products can improve your cardiovascular health.”
The researchers also tested people on their overall health, their physical performance, and their quality of life.
“We found that a high-protein diet increased good cholesterol and reduced blood pressure in both men and women, and was also associated with improved mental wellbeing,” Professor Williams said.
For men, this meant they were also more likely to have a higher overall score, higher overall quality of living and lower levels of diabetes.
But women had a better overall score and a higher level of mental wellbeing than men.
“These are some of the strongest associations we have seen in this study,” Professor Jackson said.
The researchers believe the results of this study, and others like it, can help improve the health of people living with heart disease and high blood pressures.
“The health benefits of a high quality, well-balanced diet may well be greater than the health benefits from a high calorie diet, and this study suggests that the two may well complement one another,” Professor Jones said.