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Plant-based 'meats' really are healthier for our health and environment, new review suggests

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A close up of a woman eating a vegan meal in a local cafe with friends.ÿÛ
A close up of a woman eating a vegan meal in a local cafe with friends.ÿÛ
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Is the future of meat plant-based? Based on a new review of 43 studies, that may just be the case.

According to the findings, plant-based meat and dairy products were better for human health - and the environment.

Plant-based meat alternatives are expected to mimic animal meat, so they have the same taste and texture as that of animal meat. However, they are made from plant-based ingredients, including soy, pea protein, oils and potato starch, and different flavourings. 

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