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  • 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.
  • Fiber vs. Breast Cancer
    Fiber vs. Breast Cancer
    Inadequate fiber intake appears to be a risk factor for breast cancer, which can explain why women eating plant-based diets may be at lower risk.
  • Antioxidants Sprouting Up
    Antioxidants Sprouting Up
    What happens to the antioxidant content of seeds, grains, and beans when you sprout them?
  • Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep
    Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep
    Some foods appear protective against the development of skin wrinkles, while others may make them worse.
  • How Much Soy Is Too Much?
    How Much Soy Is Too Much?
    To maintain the low IGF-1 levels associated with a plant-based diet, one should probably eat no more than 3-5 servings of soy foods a day.
  • Prostate vs. Plants
    Prostate vs. Plants
    All men should consider eating a prostate-healthy diet, which includes legumes (beans, peas, lentils, soy); certain vegetables (like garlic and onions); certain seeds (flax seeds); and the avoidance...
  • Slimming the Gecko
    Slimming the Gecko
    A workplace dietary intervention study at GEICO corporate headquarters demonstrates the power of plant-based eating.
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