How to get more legume in your diet

26 Sep

 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/health-nutrition/leslie-beck/12-ways-to-add-legumes-to-your-diet/article217279

“The message from this cohort is that elderly adults who maintain a lower BMI [body mass index] by following a healthy lifestyle pattern – lower meat consumption, higher consumption of plant foods, higher physical activity levels – will live longer,” says Pramil Singh, an epidemiologist at Loma Linda University and lead author of the new study, which was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Even a small amount of weight gain (2.6 km) can adversely affect your health

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/conditions/weight-loss/the-key-to-fending-off-pounds/article1510315/

This seemingly small amount of weight gain is sufficient to adversely affect health,” Dr. Lee said. She also noted that “preventing weight gain is preferable to treating overweight and obesity because of the limited sustainability of weight loss.”

Only 13 per cent of study participants maintained the same weight and same body-mass index during the study period. Their distinguishing characteristic was that they expended physical effort that totalled at least 21 metabolic equivalent (MET) hours per week – which translates into about 60 minutes of brisk physical activity daily.

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