Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Why We Should All Be Eating More Beans and Pulses

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Beans and pulses may not seem like the most exciting foods when compared to say a nice juicy steak, but they are little miracles, which if eaten on a regular basis can help you maintain a healthy body and keep your weight in check, and you know what? They taste pretty good too.

If you’re not convinced about adding more beans to your diet, maybe the following benefits of doing so will change your mind:

Cut Your Risk of Obesity

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that individuals who eat beans had a smaller waistline and a 22 percent lower risk of becoming obese than people who did not include beans in their diet. This could be because beans contain a large amount of soluble fiber and this releases slowly, making you feel fuller for longer, and less likely to snack between meals. This also means they are a great food to include in most diets.

Keep regular

Because beans and pulses contain a lot of fiber (one cup of black beans contains 60 percent of your daily recommended allowance), if you eat a couple of pf portions a day, you are high unlikely to have trouble in the toilet department!

Improve Your Iron Levels

Beans and lentils offer a good source of iron, with a single cup of lentils providing you with more than third of your daily requirement. So, if you’re a vegetarian looking to keep your iron levels up, lentils are the way forward.

Cut Your Cancer Risk

A review of the diets of over 90,000 women between the ages of 26 and 46 conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health discovered that women who ate at least two portions of lentils and beans each week were 25 percent less likely to develop breast cancer than women who ate them once a month or less. This is probably one of the most compelling reasons to invest in a farberware pressure cooker to help you cook those beans in record times, and make them a daily part of your diet!

Give Your Body’s Enzymes a Boost

Did you know that a single cup serving of adzuki beans contains a third of your daily copper requirement? This is good news because the trace mineral is vital for the proper functioning of many key enzymes, and is important in making connective tissues and producing skin pigment.

Banish Birth Defects

Expecting mothers will be interested to know that beans and legumes contain folate, which is important for helping to prevent the development of birth defects in the womb. Just one cup of lentils contains 90 percent of the recommended daily dose of folate. So, be sure to get your pressure cooker into action at least once a day to help your baby develop in a healthy way!

Lower Your Blood Pressure

One study found that the fiber and protein present in legumes, in particular, can be used to prevent hypertension, or keep it under control if you already suffer from the condition, It also found that legumes were a great way to boost daily nutrient intake in a cheap and affordable way.

Here are just some reasons why we love beans. Not only is it very good for you its also delicious. What kind of beans do you like? Comment down below!

xoxo,
Therese

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