Study Finds Vegetarians are Slimmer than Meat-Eaters

Nutrient intakes of almost 72,000 subjects from the Adventist Health Study 2 were analyzed to compare differences between vegetarian and non-vegetarian dietary patterns.  All subjects completed a validated food frequency questionnaire and also submitted some [...]

High Dietary Intake of Polyphenols Associated with Longevity

Polyphenols are naturally-occurring substances in plant-based foods, predominantly fruits and vegetables but also in legumes, nuts, cereals, coffee and tea.  Polyphenols are known to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic properties.  In this study, international researchers analyzed [...]

High Protein Intake Helps Reduce Muscle Loss during Weight Loss Dieting

High Protein Intake Helps Reduce Muscle Loss during Weight Loss Dieting Muscle loss seems to be inevitable during weight loss.  When you reduce the amount of food consumed (aka energy deficit), the body compensates for this [...]

Beneficial Phenolic Compounds in Yellow Peas

Legumes like yellow peas provide a source of phenolic compounds—naturally occurring bioactive substances  with a wide range of therapeutic and pharmacological properties.  A 2009 study extracted varying amounts of 8  different phenolic compounds in different [...]

Pea Protein Effective in Lowering Short-term Food Intake

Thirty-two male volunteers participated in two studies measuring the effect of different protein sources on food  intake and satiety.  Pea protein was compared to whey, casein, and egg albumin.  In the first study, subjects were [...]

Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory Properties of Pea Protein

A recent (2012) study conducted on mice confirmed anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of pea protein hydrolysates (PPH). PPH showed significant inhibition of nitric oxide, a naturally occurring by-product of cellular metabolism which can be damaging [...]

Rice Protein Lowers Cholesterol in Rats Due to its Digestibility

The purpose of this study was to determine whether the digestibility of rice protein was responsible for reducing  cholesterol levels in mice.  Three groups of mice were fed diets with varying protein sources: casein (a [...]

Rice Protein Improves Body Weight, Fat Mass and Reduces TG Levels: Animal Data

Mice fed cholesterol-enriched diets containing rice protein as the protein source experienced significant reduction in hepatic secretion of triglycerides and cholesterol into circulation compared to a diet with casein for its protein.  In other words, [...]

Arsenic Levels In Brown Rice Ingredients

We understand that levels of inorganic arsenic in rice is of concern in some parts of the world. That is why Growing Naturals is committed to using brown rice ingredients that provide health benefits while [...]