A High-Protein Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure

A new study has found that eating high-levels of certain proteins found in meat and plant-based foods can lower blood pressure and arterial stiffness leading to better heart health. According to researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA), eating foods rich in amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, could be good for your heart.

Source: Load Up! A High-Protein Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure

The nice part is the next paragraph details that protein can be sourced from various places, not just meat.  There’s a very good reason to not source protein from red meat: Study: Large Red Meat Consumption Triggers Immune Response, Leading to Cancer.  Also, a good article on the 1 lb to 1 gram of protein myth with relation to exercise.

Sweet Potatoes Aren’t Inherently Healthier Than White Potatoes, and 4 Other Food Myths

…nutrition misinformation fools men into being confused and frustrated in their quest to eat healthily, even if they’re already achieving great results.

Thankfully, you’re about to be enlightened by science. Here are five food fallacies you can forget about for good.

Source: The Truth behind 5 Food Myths

Depends what you’re after – the potato and sweet potato each have their pros and cons. Sweet potatoes have more fiber and vitamin A, but white potatoes have iron, magnesium, and potassium in their corner.

Myth #3, about red meat causing cancer, is not a myth.  It’s fact, and we know specifically what compound is responsible and generally how much can be found in various foods if you’re concerned about managing your intake.