Healthy Monday: Harvard Study reveals that Weight Gain is Prevented or Slowed Down by Taking Foods containing Flax and Sesame Seeds!
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Eating a plant-based diet is widely known to be good for your waistline, but a new study conducted by Harvard University has found that specific elements of plant-based diets, especially those found in foods such as flax and sesame seeds help prevent or slow down weight gain.
The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found that women who consumed high levels of these compounds, called lignans, tended to weigh less and gain less weight over time than women who didn’t.
Although, the findings are preliminary, but they “support the notion that increased lignan consumption might potentially lead to less weight gain,” said the researchers, from Harvard School of Public Health.
Because the study involved women who were mainly of European ancestry, future research is expected to test the results in men and people of other ethnicities, the researchers said.
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