Legumes Help Diabetics Control Glucose

In a randomized controlled 3 month feeding trial of diabetics, Canadian researchers found that eating at least one cup of legumes (beans) a day resulted in a greater reduction in HbA1c (P<0.001) (a measure of how well glucose levels have been controlled) than those eating equivalent amounts of wheat. The bean diet also lowered cholesterol and triglyceride levels,…

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Use Your Fork to Lower the Risk of Cancer

Have you ever wondered how you should eat to fight cancer? While no single food or component of food can guarantee you will not get cancer, evidence is strong that a diet composed of a variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains may lower your risk for a good number of cancers. The American…

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Legumes in the Diet May Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk

The consumption of dry mature beans was found to lower the risk of a first nonfatal heart attack by 38% in a Costa Rican study. Participants who consumed less than one 1/3 cup cup serving of cooked beans per day did not realize any reduction in risk, and consuming more than one serving per day was not…

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Beans : The More You Eat, the Less You Risk!

The Polyp Prevention Trial (PPT) compared people eating the most cooked dry beans (legumes) to people eating the least. Those eating the most beans showed 65% lower recurrence of colon adenomas (tumors).Each person in the PPT had to have had at least one adenomatous polyp removed during a colonoscopy to be eligible for the study. The average follow-up…

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