The Building Blocks of Life

People build muscle and other body proteins from amino acids, which come from the proteins they eat. A varied diet of beans, lentils, grains, and vegetables contains all of the essential amino acids. It was once thought that various plant foods had to be eaten together to get their full protein value, but current research suggests this is not the case.

The Opposite of a Paleo Diet Best for Longer Life

A low protein, high carbohydrate diet may be the most effective for stimulating a hormone with life-extending and obesity-fighting benefits, according to the latest Australian research. The study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, paints a clearer picture of the role of Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21), the so-called fountain of youth hormone produced primarily in the liver. Read full article here: Low Protein, High Carb Diet

A Healthy Gut Reduces Diabetes Risk

Article by PCRM. Eating patterns high in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains can enhance the health of microbiota (gut bacteria), according to an article published in Diabetes Spectrum.

Kale the Nutritional Powerhouse

In recent years, the term “superfood” has been increasingly used to describe certain fruits and vegetables. While there is no scientific definition of the word “superfood,” most health authorities agree that in order for a food to be labeled as such, it should contain higher than usual amounts of vitamins, minerals, and other vital nutrients. Kale most definitely belongs in the superfood category, as its nutrient profile is quite impressive. Eating kale not only provides a lengthy list of nutritional benefits, but it also has been deemed capable of preventing and combating many health issues, chronic illnesses, and diseases.

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