Swap plant protein for meat, feel full and eat less later, study suggests

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When you eat protein, the source of that protein can make a difference when it comes to cancer prevention: AICR recommends limiting red meat, avoiding processed meat, and eating a variety of plant foods including legumes such as beans.

Now a study published in the journal Food & Nutrition Research suggests that getting your protein from plant-based foods may also provide benefits for appetite control.

In this study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark fed 43 healthy young men who were normal weight or slightly overweight three different meals: a high protein meal based on legumes, a high protein meal based on meat, and a low protein meal based on legumes. Read more… “Swap plant protein for meat, feel full and eat less later, study suggests”

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    Want to live a longer, healthier life? Eat nuts, study says

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    A new study published in BMC Medicine suggests that eating just a handful of nuts every day can reduce your risk of developing many chronic diseases, including cancer and heart diseases, which account for more than 25 million deaths per year worldwide.

    Nuts contain protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and many beneficial phytochemicals. Some research suggests that eating nuts might lower cholesterol and help maintain healthy blood sugar levels in people who have diabetes.

    The researchers analyzed the results of 20 population studies of more than 800,000 people. Studies were performed over a period of several decades up to the present to see if there was a relationship between eating nuts and lower risk of disease.  Read more… “Want to live a longer, healthier life? Eat nuts, study says”

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      Animal Study Identifies How Black Raspberries May Lower Oral Cancers

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      AICR research shows that eating plenty of fruit is one of the ways to lower risk of oral cancers, such as mouth, pharynx and larynx. Now a study highlighted at our conference this week hones in on how one type of fruit – black raspberries – may reduce oral cancers, at least in rodents.

      The study, not yet published, found that black raspberries slowed the development of oral cancers in rats and identified cancer-related genes that were affected.

      Here’s more about the study. Read more… “Animal Study Identifies How Black Raspberries May Lower Oral Cancers”

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