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Legumes are the Most Important Dietary Predictor of Longevity

"Legumes have for some time been connected with long-lived cultures...."

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Study Dispels Myth of Intolerable Flatulence from Eating Pulses

Pulses have been studied extensively for their numerous health benefits.

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Ongoing Research Proves the Power of Peas

"Research to date has shown the power of peas to have a role in many health benefits in humans...."

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The Many Health Benefits of Chickpeas and Hummus

Chickpeas are known by many names, including garbanzo beans

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Getting Pulses into Our Food System

Beans, pulses, legumes—which word do we use?

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Lentils' Role in Reducing Blood Pressure and Remodeling Arteries

Pulse crops are an important part of vegetable intake...

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Diabetes and Pulses: A Current Review

One of the most important and effective ways to prevent and manage chronic disease is dietary change.

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Eating Pulses Helps Reduce Appetite in the "Second-meal Effect"

Among pulses’ many nutritive properties are their high complex carbohydrate content, including soluble and insoluble fiber, and slowly digestible and resistant starches.

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Pulses Save the Day for Gluten-free Snacks

This study evaluates the potential of pulse food fractions and flours to be used on a wide scale in manufacturing gluten-free friendly snack products.

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The Role of Health Organizations in Promoting Pulse Consumption

“Pulses are seen as a staple food because they are nutritious and provide most of the ingredients that help to improve health…this could encourage more consumers who are concerned about their health to consider eating pulses more frequently.”

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Split Pea Pasta

"...pulses are so rich in vitamins, minerals, and other phytochemicals,..."

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Anti-nutritional Properties of Pulses—The Bad and the Good

Pulses have a multitude of nutritional benefits including protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

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Recent Review of Pulse Intake and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

.” This review of recent studies aims to add to the body of research to show evidence for dietary guidelines that emphasize pulses in the diet for better health and decreased risk of cardiovascular health problems.

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Complete Nutritional Support From Both Grains and Pulses

Recent review looks at the nutritional and health benefits of both beans and grains, and how they complement one another.

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Current Review of Pulses' Benefits

Pulses have been in use as human food for at least 10,000 years, and have current applications for animal feed and biofuel as well, with economic impact second only to cereal grain crops.

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Can Pulses Increase Satiety for Weight Loss Success?

Because about 80 percent of weight loss interventions fail, many due to hunger and food cravings, pulses can be an important area of research because of their role in satiety.

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