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The Case Against Butter and Meat: They Can Double Your Risk of Diabetes

It seems unfair that most food items that we cherish so dearly are not really the best for our health. Take butter for instance, or even meat. The flavour of a steak done in butter or even a hot toast slathered with a generous spread of the fat makes it taste so good. But then again, health experts would always advise you against indulging in too much of it. While the debate seem to continue on whether saturated fats – such as butter – is good or bad for health,…

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Red Meat Link to Common Bowel Disease: Study

A diet rich in red meat has been linked to a heightened risk of a bowel inflammation called diverticulitis, according to a study published Tuesday. The findings do not constitute evidence that meat is what causes the ailment, researchers said, but ought to be considered in designing healthier diets. Diverticulitis is a common condition which occurs when small pockets lining the intestine — called diverticula — become irritated. It accounts for some 200,000 hospital admissions every year in the United States alone, at an annual cost of about $2 billion…

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Grilled Meat Ups Mortality Risk Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Higher consumption of grilled, barbecued and smoked meat may increase the mortality risk among breast cancer survivors, a new study has warned. Researchers, including those from University of North Carolina in the US, evaluated the link between grilled or barbecued and smoked meats and the survival time after breast cancer. High-temperature cooked meat intake is a highly prevalent source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and other carcinogenic chemicals and has been associated with breast cancer incidence, but this study assessed whether intake is related to survival after breast cancer. In the…

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Why vegetarian staples like beans and peas are more filling than meat

You know eating high-fiber fruits, vegetables, and grains is the secret to feeling fuller longer, as is fueling with protein. But how do they stack up against one another? You’d probably guess a slab of meat would keep you satiated for hours longer than a dish full of beans. But, you’d be wrong, according to a new study from the University of Copenhagen. Legume-based meals (think: beans, peas, lentils), researchers say, are more satisfying and better at staving off hunger than a meat-based dish made of pork or veal. That’s not all….

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Who needs meat? The veggie burger gets a gourmet makeover

Anna Jones’ ‘really hungry burger’ Diana Henry, james beard award winner 28 OCTOBER 2016 • 6:00AM It’s midday in Manhattan and I am walking, fast, to a hot date with… a veggie burger. And I’m not a vegetarian. The veggie burger, once a crime against good eating, has come of age. It’s no longer just mushed-up grains and beans – a kind of nut roast in patty form – but is being given serious attention by top chefs. The burger I have in my sights was created by Brooks Headley,…

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Drop meat! Eat beans, peas to lose weight

Ever wondered if eating beansand peas can help you lose weight? A team of researchers has found that meals rich in protein sources like beans, peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals thereby implying that sustainable eating may be helpful in losing weight. The findings, published in the scientific journal Food & Nutrition, indicated that when participants ate a protein-rich meal based on beans and peas, they consumed 12 percent fewer calories in their next meal than a meat-based meal. Numerous modern dietary recommendations encourage high protein consumption…

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