Gastrointestinal hormones help regulate blood sugar, fullness and weight management. According to a recent study in Nutrients, a vegan diet is best for gastrointestinal hormones and satiety.
Dr. Hana Kahleova, M.D., and other researchers, compared a calorie and macronutrient=matched vegan meal with a meal composed of meat and cheese on hormone levels and after-meal satisfaction among 60 men: 20 with obesity, 20 with type-2 diabetes and 20 who were healthy. In each group, the vegan meal increased satiety and increased certain beneficial hormones, compared with the meat & cheese meal.
A plant-based meal increases gastrointestinal hormones and satiety more than an energy- and macronutrient-matched processed-meat meal in T2D, obese, and healthy men: a three-group randomized crossover study.
These results add to the abundance of evidence that vegan diets often help prevent type 2 diabetes.
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