Just Discovered

These recently published nutrigenomics studies reveal interesting information about how our genes affect the way we process food. Read on to learn more about the newest discoveries in nutrition.

While many of us have been told that eating breakfast is an integral part of weight loss, a recent study found that it may not be the hard and fast rule we thought it was. 

With the rise in popularity of intermittent fasting, more and more people are questioning the need for their morning meal. This mixed messaging on the importance of breakfast for weight loss has made the decision difficult for many trying to lose weight. The recent meta-analysis determined that there was no clear evidence to support the idea that breakfast eaters lose more weight than non-breakfast eaters. However, this doesn't mean that breakfast skippers lost more weight, it simply means the researchers did not find any strong evidence in either case. One of the limitations of this research is that it neglects to look at what or how much was consumed for breakfast with the breakfast eaters. 

It is important to keep in mind that fasting may have different effects on women compared to men due to the differences in hormones. There may be other benefits to eating breakfast such as increased energy and boosting mood. At the end of the day, choosing to eat breakfast or not will be based on individual preferences and goals. Find what works for you! 

You can read more about the research here

Fast Fact: 

Did you know that cherries are more than just a great addition to your favorite pie or cocktail? Tart cherries are a natural source of melatonin, which has been shown to help with improved sleep time and quality. 

You’ve Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers! 

Q: I often find myself needing a snack before bed. What are some good bedtime snacks to try that won’t disrupt my sleep?

A: Great question! A few nutrients that can support sleep are melatonin, magnesium, unsaturated fats, and tryptophan. Some great snack options that would contain these nutrients are a banana with peanut butter, cottage cheese, yogurt, pumpkin seeds, or almonds. 

Trends for Foodies

Discover the hottest trends in the food industry that affect the way we look at—and eat—food!

It’s time for the chickpea and mung bean to step aside, there is a new legume trending. The lupin bean has gained popularity for its high protein content, packing in 26 g per cup. Additionally, it is rich in fiber, B vitamins, and vitamin C.  

As a sustainable and inexpensive option, this legume is a staple in the Mediterranean diet and is incredibly versatile. If you want to give the lupin bean a try, you can start by swapping it with your usual legume or even find a new recipe to try. Be on the lookout for new plant-based snack products using the lupin bean!  

Fast Fact: 

Many people turn to supplementation to get their B vitamins in order to support their body’s ​​energy levels, brain function, immune function, and cardiovascular health. However, did you know that many foods other than red meat actually contain plenty of B vitamins? Eggs, chicken, tofu, and brown rice all contain B vitamins! 

What’s Cooking?

Each month we will be highlighting a few seasonal recipes. Happy cooking!

If you’re looking for a simple side dish, try this sheet pan recipe for roasted vegetables. 

Servings: 6 people

Serving size: 1 serving (based on 6)

Calories: 133

Fat: 6.9g

Carbohydrates: 17.4g

Fiber: 4.4g

Protein: 2.6g

For a sweet treat to bring to your holiday party, these easy almond butter snowball treats are vegan and gluten-free!

Serving size: 1 snowball 

Calories: 176

Fat: 9.6g

Carbohydrates: 23.4g

Fiber: 3.7g

Protein: 2g

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