Meals based on legumes such as
beans and peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals according to a
recent study by the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Nutrition,
Excercise and Sports. Results suggest that sustainable eating may also help
with weight loss.
Numerous modern dietary
recommendations encourage high protein consumption to help with weight loss or
prevent the age-related loss of muscle mass. Furthermore, consuming more
vegetable-based protein from beans and peas, and less protein from meats such
as pork, veal and beef, is recommended because meat production is a far greater
burden on our climate than vegetable cultivation. Until now, we haven’t known
very much about how legumes like beans and peas stack up against meat in
satiating hunger. As a result, little has been known about the impact of
vegetables and the possibility of them catalyzing or maintaining weight loss.
High protein vegetables increase satiety.
The recent study demonstrated that
protein-rich meals based on beans and peas increased satiety more in the study
participants than protein-rich veal and pork based meals. In the study, 43
young men were served three different meals in which patties – consisting of
either beans/peas or veal/pork – were a key element. The study also
demonstrated that when participants ate a protein-rich meal based on beans and
peas, they consumed 12% fewer calories in their next meal than if they had
eaten a meat-based meal.
Sustainable eating can help weight
Most interestingly, the study also
demonstrated that a less protein-rich meal based on beans and peas was as
satiating and tasty as the protein-rich veal and pork-based meals.
"It is somewhat contrary to
the widespread belief that one ought to consume a large amount of protein
because it increases satiety more. Now, something suggests that one can eat a
fiber-rich meal, with less protein, and achieve the same sensation of fullness.
While more studies are needed for a definitive proof, it appears as if
vegetable-based meals – particularly those based on beans and peas – both can
serve as a long term basis for weight loss and as a sustainable eating
habit", concludes Professor Raben.
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