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Women who are vegetarian are more likely to get a hip fracture

According to a research of more than 26,000 middle-aged UK women, vegetarians had a 33% higher risk of hip fracture than habitual meat eaters. Researchers from the University of Leeds examined the risk of hip fracture in occasional meat eaters, pescatarians—those who consume fish but no meat—and vegetarians in comparison to regular meat eaters. Their […]

Banana peels are a source of powerful antioxidants and important vitamins experts says

A new study finds that using the right amount of banana peel flour in sugar cookie batter creates a more nutritious cookie that’s still tasty. Increasingly, an item once considered inedible is being turned into delicious meals. Now researchers have found the banana peels we typically compost or throw away can be processed into nutritious flour. “The […]

25% of participants in a research on food safety contaminated salad with raw chicken

Researchers discovered that more than a quarter of study participants contaminated salad with raw poultry, including many who did not wash the poultry, in a study to determine the effect of washing poultry on kitchen contamination. In order to lower the risk of contracting a foodborne illness while preparing meals at home, the study emphasises […]

Resistance-trained vegans may have stronger bones than those who eat a plant-based diet in general

A new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism of the Endocrine Society suggests that strength training, as opposed to other forms of exercise like biking or swimming, may strengthen bones in vegans more than other vegans. Veganism is the practice of avoiding animal products in one’s diet as well as in one’s […]

Animal products are not as sustainable or as healthy as plant-based meat

The study, conducted by psychologists at the University of Bath, concludes that plant-based meat and dairy alternatives ‘offer a healthier and more environmentally sustainable solution which takes into account consumer preferences and behavior.’ A new paper published in Future Foods argues that because these foods are ‘specifically formulated to replicate the taste, texture, and overall […]

A increased risk of death before age 65 and a shorter life expectancy are associated with salting food at the table

A recent study published in the European Heart Journal shows that individuals who always add salt to cooked meals were at a 28% higher risk of premature death than those who rarely add salt. A higher frequency of adding salt to the table was also associated with a lower life expectancy. Several studies have shown […]

Fewer Burgers may translate to healthier Lungs, says researchers

A plant-centric diet in early adulthood was associated with less risk of emphysema in middle age, results of a long-running cohort study indicated. Participants whose diets at enrollment were in the top quintile on the A Priori Diet Quality Score (APDQS) system had 60% lower odds of developing emphysema over 30 years of follow-up versus those with […]

Vegetables have a miraculous compound that can accelerate the rate at which your wounds heal

Leafy greens like Broccoli may help break down biofilms that render bacteria resistant to antibiotics, according to research from Beersheba’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). By employing a natural chemical, Israeli researchers assert that they were able to double the pace of wound healing in pigs. They stated that they intended to develop the […]

A study finds children with a vegetarian diet have similar growth and nutrition compared to children who eat meat

A new research study finds children with a vegetarian diet have similar growth and nutrition compared to children who eat meat. A study of almost 9,000 children revealed that those who eat a vegetarian diet had similar measures of growth and nutrition compared to kid’s who eat meat. The research also found that children with […]

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