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Drop meat! Eat beans, peas to lose weight

Ever wondered if eating beans and 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 to help with weight loss or prevent the age-related loss of muscle mass.

Consuming more vegetable-based protein from beans and peas, and less protein from meats such as pork, veal and beef, is recommended because meat production is a far greater burden on our climate than vegetable

"The protein-rich meal composed of legumes contained significantly more fiber than the protein-rich meal of pork and veal, which probably contributed to the increased feeling of satiety," said head researcher Anne Raben from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports in Denmark.

 

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