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Swapping Red Meat for Beans Leaves You Feeling Full

Swapping red meat for this protein could leave you just as satisfied. Plus, more of today's health news.

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Swapping Red Meat for Beans Leaves You Feeling Full

Swapping red meat for this protein could leave you just as satisfied. Plus, more of today's health news.

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MEDICAL DAILY: SWAPPING RED MEAT FOR BEANS STILL LEAVES YOU FEELING FULL

“When searching for a meat alternative that would still leave consumers feeling full, researchers at the University of Minnesota discovered that beans may be the perfect swap. Like red meat, beans are rich in protein, the number one nutrient in producing the feeling of fullness. The study, published in the Journal of Food Science, could then inspire consumers looking to maintain or lose weight with more meat-free meals.” Read full story.

That’s only one of the reasons why beans are one of 8 Superfoods You Should Eat Every Day!

NPR: The U.S. Doesn't Have Enough Of The Vegetables We're Supposed To Eat

“If you are looking for proof that Americans' vegetable habits lean towards french fries and ketchup, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has it: Nearly 50 percent of vegetables and legumes available in the U.S. in 2013 were either tomatoes or potatoes. Lettuce came in third as the most available vegetable, according to new data out this week. And while the USDA's own dietary guidelines recommend that adults consume 2.5 to 3 cups of vegetables a day, the agency's researchers found that only 1.7 cups per person are available.” Read full story.

MEDICAL DAILY: THE HUMAN BODY RUNS BETTER ON AEROBIC EXERCISE

“According to a team of researchers from the University of Kansas, how quickly muscles communicate with the brains’ is dependent upon the type of athletic training. The team's findings, published in the Journal of Sports Sciences and Muscle and Nerve, suggest the body may be designed to handle running better than strength training.” Read full story.

Check out our report on the Best Tips for Running for Weight Loss!

CNN: One Dead, 24 Sick From Multi-State Listeria Outbreak Linked To Soft Cheeses

“A Listeria outbreak linked to soft cheeses has caused 24 cases of illness in nine states, including one death and one fetal death, the CDC said Friday. Twenty-one of those who became ill have been hospitalized.” Read full story.