Passion for Pulses: The Health
Benefits of Pulses
Itís a shame pulses (beans, lentils and peas) have such an unglamorous reputation. These vegetable proteins are veritable superfoods, which can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol level, help stop you putting on weight, balance your blood-sugar levels and decrease your risk of heart disease and cancer.
Most pulses contain at least 20% protein and are high in carbohydrates which provide long-lasting energy. In addition, pulses provide essential B vitamins, iron, folic acid, potassium and magnesium.
Pulses are high in fiber, with all the benefits that brings.
Get into the bean scene ó try to include at least four servings of pulses in your diet each week.