Quorn Foods Comments on the Health Benefits of Going Vegetarian

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AARP reports that a vegetarian diet can cut the risk of heart attacks. Quorn Foods, leader in vegetarian recipes and dishes, respond to the article encouraging meat-lovers to try Quorn foods.

On February 26, Quorn Foods offers advice on improving overall health by adopting a vegetarian diet. Quorn Foods representative David Wilson responds to AARP’s report on vegetarian diet health benefits.

According to AARP, “a large, new British study of vegetarians in the U.K. found that a meatless, fishless diet cut the risk of being hospitalized or dying from heart disease by a third.” The study followed 45,000 people from England and Scotland. About a third of those in the study said they did not eat meat or fish. After 10 years of follow-up, researchers found that the vegetarian in the group were about 32 percent less likely to be hospitalized or die from heart disease.

However, according to AARP, the study was not conclusively pro-vegetarian. “Only a tiny 2.4 percent, or 1,066, of the study participants even developed heart disease and just 169 died from it. That means that the vegetarians’ risk of heart disease was about 1.7 percent — lower than that of the meat eaters.” AARP also added that people from the U.K. are overall healthier than Americans, a factor that could have played a huge part in the findings.

“Still, the evidence supports that having a vegetarian diet can lower your risk of deadly heart disease,” said David Wilson, Quorn Foods representative. “It’s not even that hard to maintain a vegetarian diet. There are plenty of delicious vegetarian recipes out there that everyone will love.”

Quorn Foods launched nationally in the US in 2002. Unlike other vegetarian food companies, Quorn foods use mycoprotein: a naturally occurring, healthy form of protein that replicates the taste and texture of meat while being significantly lower in saturated fats and calories. Quorn Foods offer a wide range of products including ready to serve meals, food for your barbecue, breaded meat substitutes, snacks and components to make your own meals from scratch. The wonderful taste of Quorn meatless meals provides the taste of the foods you love without sacrificing nutrition.

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