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Dietitians taking lupins to heart.. Dietitian Dr Regina Belski has completed the first comprehensive study into the role that lupins could play in tackling chronic diet-related health issues... Addressing the Pulse Breeding Australia Inaugural Pulse Conference in Adelaide in October, Dr Belski, now based at Victoria's La Trobe University, said foods that increase satiety or that can be used as an alternative to medication to improve blood pressure, cholesterol and insulin sensitivity have the potential to be strategic weapons in the fight against heart disease...
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Grains need raised awareness as good health triggers.. There is a lack of understanding of the additional and wide-ranging benefits of fibre for disease risk reduction and, as a result, there is a lack of appreciation of the importance of eating a variety of high-fibre foods as part of a balanced diet... To enjoy the health benefits of a wide range of dietary fibres, Australians are encouraged to eat a variety of fibre-rich plant foods including grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds (Table 1) as part of a balanced diet...
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Survey results show Australians are putting their health at risk by not eating enough core grain foods and by too often choosing foods that should be occasional in a balanced diet... The 2014 Australian Grains & Legumes Consumption & Attitudinal Study is a nationally representative survey commissioned by the Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council (GLNC) to track consumption and to understand Australians' attitudes towards grain foods and legumes, dietary recommendations and the barriers to meeting dietary recommendations... GLNC is advocating for a quantified recommendation within the Australian Dietary Guidelines for the number of serves of legume foods per day, which would help Australians understand the benefits of these foods and guide how often to eat them for good health...
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Survey results show Australians are putting their health at risk by not eating enough core grain foods and by too often choosing foods that should be occasional in a balanced diet... The 2014 Australian Grains & Legumes Consumption & Attitudinal Study is a nationally representative survey commissioned by the Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council (GLNC) to track consumption and to understand Australians' attitudes towards grain foods and legumes, dietary recommendations and the barriers to meeting dietary recommendations... GLNC is advocating for a quantified recommendation within the Australian Dietary Guidelines for the number of serves of legume foods per day, which would help Australians understand the benefits of these foods and guide how often to eat them for good health...
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Using data from the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study 1 , the long-term health benefits of eating legumes have now been analysed by researchers from the University of Sydney and the University of Wollongong 2 , an analysis commissioned by the Grains and Legumes Nutrition Council (GLNC)... Researchers Professor Vicki Flood from the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, and Dr Joanna Russell from the School of Health and Society, University of Wollongong, found the results of this study to be consistent with results of other studies that show diets containing legumes, such as the Mediterranean diet, help protect against heart disease... "Our study found middle-aged people who ate legumes such as baked beans or lentils at least two times a week were 20 per cent less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, including stroke or heart attack...
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Dennis Hoiberg says there is no changing where someone is on the grieving continuum, and no magic moment where someone will click and move on from what has happened... "The first category is the people who accept it has happened, then they move on," he says... Dennis Hoiberg's resilience strategies Look after yourself Understand the "why" of your life Be whole in your emotions and feelings Set realistic expectations Don't compare Stay engaged Focus on your habits and rituals Manage your physical environment Develop a gratitude attitude Learn to say yes "I have had people say to me they were lucky because the fire was headed straight for their property but then the wind changed and instead it took out their neighbour's property...
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Dennis Hoiberg says there is no changing where someone is on the grieving continuum, and no magic moment where someone will click and move on from what has happened... "The first category is the people who accept it has happened, then they move on," he says... Dennis Hoiberg's resilience strategies Look after yourself Understand the "why" of your life Be whole in your emotions and feelings Set realistic expectations Don't compare Stay engaged Focus on your habits and rituals Manage your physical environment Develop a gratitude attitude Learn to say yes "I have had people say to me they were lucky because the fire was headed straight for their property but then the wind changed and instead it took out their neighbour's property...
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Passion and commitment to the Australian grains industry, and her efforts in promoting the health benefits of grain-based foods, have won Trish Griffiths, the executive manager of Go Grains Health and Nutrition Ltd, the GRDC's inaugural Seed of Gold award... [Photo (left): Trish Griffiths receives the inaugural Seed of Gold award from GRDC chairman Terry Enright.] "Ms Griffiths has been the driving force behind Go Grains, which has achieved outstanding success in promoting the benefits to human health of eating foods based on cereal and pulse grains," he said... "Go Grains has built up valuable resources to support the promotion of the health benefits of grain and grain-based foods in Australia and overseas, establishing an enviable reputation in the media," he said...
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The initial focus of the project was to determine the antioxidant properties of Faba Beans... To further investigate the health benefits of Faba Beans, experiments were conducted to determine if they had anti-cancer properties... Scientists have found that faba bean extracts suppress the growth of cancer cells in culture...
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Funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Charles Sturt University student Kyle Reynolds has found that compounds in pulses (grain legumes) appear to stop adult mouse stem cells from developing into fat cells and inhibit the absorption of fat during digestion... Mr Reynolds said the results could now be used to determine if pulses have the potential to be used in the treatment or prevention of obesity... "While the result doesn't completely explain the anti-obesity effects of pulses, it does go some way to providing a mechanism by which pulses may help us maintain a healthy weight," he said...
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