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The research center in Nutrition evaluates healthy and sustainable foods from Economics circular

The University will study the benefits of a breakfast replacement shake in overweight people in 40 volunteers.

/Fermín Milagro, researcher of the research center in Nutrition of the University of Navarra.

04 | 10 | 2022

The research center in Nutrition of the University of Navarra has launched a study to evaluate the effect on health of a vegetable protein-based smoothie that includes fiber and resistant starch. It is a product designed with healthy and sustainable foods and ingredients from the application of the Economics circular.

We are looking for volunteers, both men and women, who are overweight and aged between 20 and 65 years", explains Fermín Milagro, researcher project . "For three weeks, two groups will be established, the control group and the study group, randomly, which will receive general nutritional recommendations. During this time, both groups will also have to consume a shake that will replace breakfast". 

The research is part of the project ALISSEC, an initiative of the Agri-Food Cluster of Navarra (NAGRIFOOD), which is funded by the Regional Government and in which the University of Navarra and the Public University of Navarra participate as centers of research, and the companies Tutti Pasta, group AN, Apex and Sanygran. The project seeks to sustainably produce new ingredients and healthy foods obtained through the application of the circular Economics taking advantage of alternative crops and by-products generated in Navarra that provide a high content of protein, fiber and/or bioactive compounds of interest.

Other ongoing projects

On the other hand, the research center in Nutrition is also looking for volunteers to participate in other programs of study that include Education nutritional and/or target the prevention of complications of diabetes and obesity. All information and requirements to participate as a volunteer can be found on their website.