Tasty helper

| Post published on June 2, 2010
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Eating chickpeas on a regular basis can make you eat less, make healthier food choices and improve you bowel health according to a new study published in Appetite. This study’s participants consumed at least four cans of chickpeas (in various meals) per week for 12 weeks. It was found that they ate generally less (especially cereal-based foods) during the chickpea period, felt more satiated and their digestion was better.

Murty et al., 2010. Chickpea supplementation in an Australian diet affects food choice, satiety and bowel health. Appetite. 54 (2) 282-288.

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Dr. Justine Butler
I joined Viva! as a health campaigner in 2005 after graduating from Bristol University with a PhD in molecular biology. My scientific training helped me research and write numerous reports, guides and fact sheets for Viva! including Meat the Truth, Fish-Free for Life, One in Nine (breast cancer and diet) and the substantial report on the detrimental health effects of consuming dairy; White Lies. This accompanied Viva!’s report The Dark Side of Dairy which spelt out the inherent cruelty of dairy farming. We were the first UK group to take on the dairy industry in this way, and many of our supporters go vegan after reading these reports.

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