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Plant-based diet associated with less heart failure risk

​Individuals who follow a plant-based dietary pattern are less likely to suffer from heart failure.

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Decrease Kidney Failure Risk with Whole Plant Foods

Kidneys And Skeleton

The dietary and other lifestyle choices we make have an effect on almost every aspect of our health. Kidney health is no exception. The findings of the 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study revealed that Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is the 27th leading cause of deaths in the world. In the United States, chronic kidney disease is the 9th leading ...

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Fruit, vegetable and bean intake and mortality from cardiovascular disease among Japanese men and women: the JACC Study.

Generous intake of plant-based foods, such as beans, fruits, and vegetables, may help reduce total and cardiovascular mortality.

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Legume consumption is inversely associated with type 2 diabetes incidence in adults: a prospective assessment from the PREDIMED study.

Generous intake of legumes, such as beans, peas, chickpeas, and lentils may help guard against type 2 diabetes.

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Magnesium intake and risk of type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis.

A decline in the risk of type 2 diabetes is associated with high consumption of magnesium-rich foods, such as nuts, beans, whole grains, and green leafy vegetables.

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Anthropologist Debunks Paleo Diet

Anthropologist Debunks Paleo Diet

Loren Cordain, PhD, founder of the Paleo Diet movement, says, "The starting place for optimal human diets Ares [sic] the minimally processed fresh meats, seafood, fish, fresh vegetables, fruits and nuts that were the staple of our ancestral diet." But is this really what ancient humans ate? To discover the human diet from far back...

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Breakfast Beans to Beat the Hangries

Breakfast Beans to Beat the Hangries

When I say "From Sun to Plant to Plate," I really mean it. Not only should we eat plant food in as close to its original state as is possible and palatable, but the dawning of the morning sun should remind us to start the day with plant energy on our plate so we can...

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A bean-free diet increases the risk of all-cause mortality among Taiwanese women: the role of the metabolic syndrome.

A bean-free diet may elevate total mortality risk in Taiwanese women.

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Can Eating Beans Inhibit Cancer Cell Growth?

Can Eating Beans Inhibit Cancer Cell Growth?

Let’s start with the conclusion: we should all eat beans. Every day. Beans help prevent chronic disease, and they provide us with necessary complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Most every ancient culture of the world has depended on some form of legume as a staple in their diet. But how should we prepare beans in...

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Which Beans Contain the Most Antioxidants?

Which Beans Contain the Most Antioxidants?

Beans have sustained a multitude of different cultures for many centuries and have been been called “the cornerstone of every longevity diet in the world." Due to their many health benefits, beans are an essential component of a whole-food, low-fat, plant-based diet. Beans are not only an excellent source of protein, complex carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, and...

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How do I Cook Beans?

How do I Cook Beans?

Foods that have sustained many different cultures for many centuries are generally quite simple to prepare. This is true with beans. There are really only four steps between us and a pot of home-cooked beans ready to be ladled over a bed of quinoa, mashed and folded into a tortilla, or sprinkled on a salad....

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Can Eating Beans Promote Longevity?

Can Eating Beans Promote Longevity?

"The cornerstone of every longevity diet in the world was the humble bean," concludes Dan Buettner in a 2015 Wall Street Journal article.  Beuttner is a National Geographic Fellow and author of THE BLUE ZONES SOLUTION: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People. Buettner compares the lifestyle and diet of the earth's five longest-living people groups to discover...

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