Human cells take in less protein from a plant-based meat than from chicken – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Many people have now embraced the plant-based meat movement. Plants high in protein, such as soybeans, are common ingredients, but it’s been unclear how much of the nutrient makes it into human cells. In ACS ‘ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers report that proteins in a plant-based substitute model were not as accessible … Read more

Plant-based diets help improve these six big diseases

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine suggest that all doctors should be aware of the benefits of a plant-based diet for six health conditions: weight loss and maintenance, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and COVID-19. The research is published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine and was … Read more

Plant-based diets may protect you from heart failure

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists from Mayo Clinic found that plant-based diets are associated with a lower risk of heart failure in adults without known heart disease, while Southern diets consisting of more fried and processed foods and sweetened drinks are associated with greater risk. The research is published in the Journal of the American … Read more

Research pioneers new frontiers in plant-based food science – BIOENGINEER.ORG

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2022 – Plant-based meat surrogates have been the rage for some time. “Impossible” has become a buzzword to everything from vegetarian burgers to fast food chains to meatless alternatives in grocery store aisles. Indeed, modern methods of biotechnology, food technology, and process engineering can yield high optical similarities and targeted molecular-sensory methods … Read more

Healthy plant-based diet may help lower diabetes risk

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. Scientists from Harvard found that the consumption of healthy plant-based foods, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, coffee, and legumes, is linked to a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The research is published in Diabetology and was conducted by Professor Frank Hu et al. Over 90% of diabetes cases are type … Read more

Plant-based omega-3s may lower your heart disease risk

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study from Penn State found that the major plant-based version of omega-3, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), can benefit heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease for those who do not eat seafood. They found that consuming ALA that is found in plant-based foods like walnuts and flaxseeds was … Read more

Top 3 reasons to add plant-based proteins into your diet

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. Fostering sustainable food systems is an urgent global priority. Sustainable diets are a part of food systems with important implications for human and environmental health. While definitions of sustainable diets are still evolving, increasing plant-based protein consumption is a common theme among recommendations, including Canada’s Dietary Guidelines and the EAT-Lancet Report. … Read more