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Raw Food Vegan Diet Decreases Hunger & Obesity

Raw Food Vegan Diet Decreases Hunger & Obesity

Yesterday (November 17, 1020), I received this news of a new study from PR Newsweb.

"A new study published by Joel Fuhrman, M.D., in Nutrition Journal reveals for the first time ever that people who follow a diet high in micronutrients feel less hunger overall and suffer less discomfort from hunger, even when they consume fewer calories."


AUTHORS: Joel Fuhrman, et. al.

CITATION: Nutrition Journal 2010, 9:51doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-51
7 November 2010

METHOD: 768 human subjects ate either a high nutrient density diet consisting of raw fruits and vegetables or the standard American diet consisting of a low nutrient density diet.

Researchers report:

"Nearly 80% of respondents reported that their experience of hunger had changed since starting the high nutrient density diet, with 51% reporting a dramatic or complete change in their experience of hunger."

RESEARCHER'S CONCLUSION:

"Hunger is one of the major impediments to successful weight loss. Our findings suggest that it is not simply the caloric content, but more importantly, the micronutrient density of a diet that influences the experience of hunger. It appears that a high nutrient density diet, after an initial phase of adjustment during which a person experiences "toxic hunger" due to withdrawal from pro-inflammatory foods, can result in a sustainable eating pattern that leads to weight loss and improved health. A high nutrient density diet provides benefits for long-term health as well as weight loss."

Robert Cohen
http://www.notmilk.com

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