A study of eight men found that their levels of the hormone cholecystokinin (one of your best weight-loss pals) were twice as high after a meal containing beans than after a low-fiber meal containing rice and dry milk.
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Over one-third of US adults are currently obese, and that number isn't droping. While national obesity rates depend on many factors, they probably have a lot to do with lifestyle and culture, including what people eat and how they eat it.
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Cooking at home is more cost-effective than ordering in, better for your family's health, and if you do it right, quicker, too. New York based nutrition expert Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD, CDN, author of Read It Before You Eat It, shares the items you should always have in stock for delicious, kid-friendly 30-minute meals.
Beans are a valuable food to regularly purchase at the grocery store from a health standpoint and economically. They are an excellent source of fiber, protein and antioxidants. Canned beans are a convenient option to dried beans, but should be rinsed prior to cooking to remove excess sodium.
The CDC recommends consuming between 1.5 to 2.5 servings of fruits and two to four serving of vegetables each day. The exact amount depends on age, gender and how much a person exercises. To maintain the appropriate levels of consumption, the article recommends consuming all forms of fruits or vegetables, including fresh frozen and canned.
Planning trips to the grocery store and making a list reduces the chance of spending money on unnecessary items. The article recommends purchasing in-season fruits and vegetables as well as their canned versions since they are convenient and do not spoil quickly.
The author provides tips for making family meal planning easier while not sacrificing nutrition. She recommends keeping the pantry well-stocked with ingredients that can be easily added to any meal, such as rice, canned fruit, canned vegetables and canned legumes such as kidney beans or chickpeas.