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Nutrition superstar: 5 amazing benefits of pulses for diabetes, constipation and overall health

Published on Aug 01, 2023 01:47 PM IST
  • A storehouse of protein, fibre and micro-nutrients, pulses can pack a powerful nutritional punch and elevate health. Know all benefits.
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"When it comes to health-boosting foods, pulses are true superheroes in the nutritional world! Let us dive into some of the unique health benefits that pulses bring to the table," says Nutritionist Lovneet Batra.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 01, 2023 01:47 PM IST

"When it comes to health-boosting foods, pulses are true superheroes in the nutritional world! Let us dive into some of the unique health benefits that pulses bring to the table," says Nutritionist Lovneet Batra.(Pixabay)

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Beneficial for people with diabetes: Pulses are high in fibre and have a low glycemic index, making them particularly beneficial to people with diabetes by assisting in maintaining healthy blood glucose and insulin levels.(Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 01, 2023 01:47 PM IST

Beneficial for people with diabetes: Pulses are high in fibre and have a low glycemic index, making them particularly beneficial to people with diabetes by assisting in maintaining healthy blood glucose and insulin levels.(Freepik)

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Prevents cancer: Pulses have phytoestrogens that may help in the prevention of hormone related cancers, such as breast and prostate cancer. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Prevents cancer: Pulses have phytoestrogens that may help in the prevention of hormone related cancers, such as breast and prostate cancer. (AFP)

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Promotes weight loss: While pulses are low in calories, they are high in complex carbohydrates and fibre, which means they are slowly digested and give a feeling of satiety. Pulses promote a steady, slow-burning energy while their iron content helps transport oxygen throughout the body, which boosts energy production and metabolism.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 01, 2023 01:47 PM IST

Promotes weight loss: While pulses are low in calories, they are high in complex carbohydrates and fibre, which means they are slowly digested and give a feeling of satiety. Pulses promote a steady, slow-burning energy while their iron content helps transport oxygen throughout the body, which boosts energy production and metabolism.(Pixabay)

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Controls cholesterol: The high dietary fibre content of pulses is postulated to have physiological effects, such as reducing the transit time in the mammalian gut. This would help to relieve gastrointestinal conditions such as constipation and diverticular disease. It is also capable of lowering the blood cholesterol level due to its ability to bind with cholesterol in the human gut.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 01, 2023 01:47 PM IST

Controls cholesterol: The high dietary fibre content of pulses is postulated to have physiological effects, such as reducing the transit time in the mammalian gut. This would help to relieve gastrointestinal conditions such as constipation and diverticular disease. It is also capable of lowering the blood cholesterol level due to its ability to bind with cholesterol in the human gut.(Unsplash)

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Reduces carbon footprint: Choosing pulses is not only beneficial for our health but also for the planet. Pulses are nitrogen-fixing crops, meaning they naturally enrich the soil, reducing the need for synthetic fertilizers. Embracing a plant-based diet centred around pulses can significantly lower our carbon footprint.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 01, 2023 01:47 PM IST

Reduces carbon footprint: Choosing pulses is not only beneficial for our health but also for the planet. Pulses are nitrogen-fixing crops, meaning they naturally enrich the soil, reducing the need for synthetic fertilizers. Embracing a plant-based diet centred around pulses can significantly lower our carbon footprint.(Unsplash)

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