4 tips to help stop your sugar cravings

Eating too much sugar adversely affects your body. It puts you at higher risk of diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. Others can hold their cravings for sugar but it is more challenging for others to keep the sweet treats away

4 tips to help stop your sugar cravingsThese are four tips that help you control your sweet tooth. Eat fruits Fruits are naturally sweet but are healthier options than sweet pastry. They help deflect your cravings for sweets since it is also sweet and high in fat. Unlike sweet pastry, fruits contain a lot of plant compounds such as fibre that flushes […]

Can eating legumes help improve heart health?

Consuming beans, lentils, peas, and other legumes reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and high blood pressure, according to a review published in Advances in Nutrition

Can eating legumes help improve heart health?The authors of a recent review in Advances In Nutrition wanted to understand how legumes, which include beans, peas, and lentils, affect heart health. In particular, they focused on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and CVD mortality. CVD includes coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, and stroke. They also investigated legume consumption in relation to diabetes, hypertension, […]

Cutting back on vegetable protein tied to unhealthy ageing

Older adults who cut back on the amount of vegetable protein in their diets may be more likely to experience age-related health problems than their peers who increase the amount of plant protein they eat, a Spanish study suggests

Cutting back on vegetable protein tied to unhealthy ageingResearchers examined data on 1,951 people aged 60 and older who completed dietary surveys and questionnaires to detect four types of unhealthy ageing: functional impairments; reduced vitality; mental health issues; and chronic medical problems or use of health services. Participants provided this information in three waves: from 2008-2010, in 2012 and again in 2017. Overall, […]

Replacing red meat with nuts and beans can cut heart disease risk

A new study suggests diets with high-quality plant protein sources could replace red meat to help reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors

Replacing red meat with nuts and beans can cut heart disease riskChoose plants over red meat to keep your heart healthy. That is the recommendation of a new study that found diets with high-quality plant protein sources could help reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors, mainly lowering risks of heart attacks. The findings, published in the journal Circulation, come from the first meta-analysis of trials that examined […]

Substituting healthy plant proteins for red meat lowers risk of heart disease, finds study

Diets that replaced red meat with healthy plant proteins led to decreases in risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Purdue University

Substituting healthy plant proteins for red meat lowers risk of heart disease, finds studyThe study is the first meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials examining the health effects of red meat by substituting it for other specific types of foods. The study was published in the journal Circulation. “Previous findings from randomised controlled trials evaluating the effects of red meat on cardiovascular disease risk factors have been inconsistent. But […]

Meat-free diet linked to benefits for people with type 2 diabetes, finds study

Avoiding animal products and eating a plant-based diet is a great way to keep type 2 diabetes under control, according to a study published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care

Meat-free diet linked to benefits for people with type 2 diabetes, finds studyResearchers reviewed 11 studies (most of them randomised controlled trials, the gold standard in research) that included more than 400 mostly middle-aged people with type 2 diabetes. The average length of each study was about six months. People who followed a plant-based diet experienced significant improvements in blood sugar control, emotional health, quality of life, […]