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  • Phytates for the Prevention of Cancer
    Phytates for the Prevention of Cancer
    Phytic acid (phytate), concentrated in food such as beans, whole grains, and nuts, may help explain lower cancer rates among plant-based populations.
  • Back to Our Roots: Curry and Cancer
    Back to Our Roots: Curry and Cancer
    Dramatically lower cancer rates in India may in part be attributable to their more plant-based, spice-rich diet.
  • Turmeric Curcumin and Osteoarthritis
    Turmeric Curcumin and Osteoarthritis
    The yellow pigment curcumin in the spice turmeric may work as good or better than anti-inflammatory drugs and pain killers for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.
  • Phytates for the Prevention of Osteoporosis
    Phytates for the Prevention of Osteoporosis
    Women who consume the most high-phytate foods (whole grains, beans, and nuts) appear to have better bone density.
  • Canned Beans or Cooked Beans?
    Canned Beans or Cooked Beans?
    Canned beans are convenient, but are they as nutritious as home cooked? And if we do used canned, should we drain them or not?
  • BRCA Breast Cancer Genes and Soy
    BRCA Breast Cancer Genes and Soy
    One reason why soy consumption is associated with improved survival and lower recurrence rates in breast cancer patients may be because soy phytonutrients appear to improve the expression of tumor...
  • Increased Lifespan From Beans
    Increased Lifespan From Beans
    The intake of legumes—beans, chickpeas, split peas, and lentils—may be the single most important dietary predictor of a long lifespan, but what about concerns about intestinal gas?
  • Beans and the Second Meal Effect
    Beans and the Second Meal Effect
    The so-called "lentil effect" or "second meal effect" describes the remarkable effect of beans to help control blood sugar levels hours or even the next day after consumption.
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