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Soy Protein

Scientists Review Effects of Soy and Whey Protein Supplementation Post-Exercise

Posted October 11, 2013

A group of researchers recently expanded upon the limited prior research examining the effects of soy and whey protein supplementation on testosterone, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), and cortisol responses to an acute bout of resistance exercise.

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Tempeh: A highly nutritious and protein-rich fermented soy product

Posted October 7, 2013

Tempeh is a fermented soy product of Indonesian origin. It is made from cooked and dehulled soybeans and culturing agents and is characterized by its distinctive texture and solid consistency. Tempeh remains a staple in the diet of many Indonesians, though it is also becoming popular in the West due to its numerous health benefits.

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Soy Protein may Reduce Colon Cancer Metastasis

Posted July 9, 2013

Soy peptide lunasin was found to reduce colon cancer metastasis in mice, say researchers. “In this new study, we find that giving lunasin orally at 20 mg/kg of body weight reduced the number of metastatic tumors by 94 percent—we went from 18 tumors to only one. And that was done using lunasin alone; no other type of therapy was used,” said Elvira de Mejia, a U of I professor of food chemistry and food toxicology.

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Soy protein shows heart health benefits: RCT

Posted February 3, 2013

Supplements of soy protein may reduce compounds in the body linked to dysfunctional blood vessel health, says new evidence that adds to the potential heart health benefits of the ingredient.

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Soya protein can be replaced by rapeseed protein, nutritionists find

Posted January 29, 2013

Today, more than 500 million people are suffering from a lack of adequate protein in their diet. Each year, the number of human beings increases by 80 million, a figure which is equivalent to the present population of Germany. Thus, providing enough food, particularly sufficient protein for the increasing populace is a challenging task for societies all over the world.

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New Study Suggests Soy Protein May Support Colon Health

Posted October 8, 2012

While much research on soy protein has focused on its cholesterol lowering properties, exciting recent research suggests that consuming soy protein may have benefit in weight management, liver and colon health, which are of specific concern for obese individuals. A new study to be published in PLOS One in September 2012 was conducted in mice and aimed to explore the effects of dietary soy protein or casein on serum hormones implicated in colon health and body fat deposition.

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Soy Protein Improves Facial Recognition in Women

Posted June 6, 2012

Soy protein may not preserve overall thinking abilities in women over the age of 45, but may improve memory related to facial recognition, according to a study published in the June 5, 2012, print issue of Neurology the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Headache Relief With Cayenne

Posted April 30, 2012

Next time a headache is getting the best of your day, by-pass your medicine cabinet and head straight to the spice rack. Headache relief can be found in the healing properties of the cayenne plant. My husband and I both use this remedy with great success. I hope it works for you too. Before we begin let’s get to know a little bit more about this red hot spice.

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Benefits and Uses of Spices in Winter

Posted April 30, 2012

Diet plays an important role in keeping seasonal ailments at bay, so certain foods are recommended to counteract the problems. Winter brings with it some common symptoms like cold, cough, flu and respiratory problems. Anything spicy is welcome to beat the winter chill, and spices popular in Asian cuisine have properties to counteract the cold.

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Fruit and Vegetable Diet ‘Not Enough’ to Stave Off Weight Gain

Posted April 30, 2012

A comprehensive new study has found that eating lots of fruits and vegetables may not be enough to stave off the weight gain that often comes with age. Researchers from Imperial College London discovered that those who ate the most fruit and veg were no less likely to gain weight- once factors like calorie intakes and exercise habits-were taken into account.

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