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Health benefits of beans, peas, chickpeas, and lentils

Pulses—beans, peas, chickpeas, and lentils are all in the pulse family—can prevent weight gain or even help you lose a little weight, according to a Canadian study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. After reviewing 21 clinical trials with 940 men and women, researchers found that eating three-fourths cup of pulses daily led to a loss of 0.75 pounds over 6 months. While this may not sound like much, it can help ward off weight regain after a successful diet and prevent slow, creeping weight gain that’s common as we get older. Additionally, pulses are:

  • Good sources of plant protein, fiber, and a variety of vitamins and minerals.
  • Filling, which helps stave off cravings and hunger.
  • Naturally gluten-free, which makes them ideal ingredients in alternative flours for pastas and baked goods.
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