Mostly Cloudy
3°CFri :Mostly Sunny. High: 14 Low: 6

Health benefits of Legumes

Health benefits of Legumes

New Delhi: Legumes are a class of vegetables that includes beans, peas, peanuts and lentils which are the most versatile and nutritious foods available. A good source of protein, legumes can be a healthy substitute for meat, which has more fat and cholesterol. Along with great taste, legumes have many health benefits:

• Legumes are excellent sources of low-glycemic index carbohydrates, essential micronutrients, fiber, folic acid, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and antioxidants.

• They are high in soluble fiber, and adding cooked beans to your daily diet may lower blood cholesterol by as much as 18 percent, decreasing the risk of heart disease.

• Substituting legumes for foods that are high in saturated fats or carbohydrates may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

• Legumes are rich in a number of compounds that could potentially reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.

• There are prebiotics in beans which can help in beneficial bacteria growth in the intestine.

• All legumes, and especially soy, are important in vegetarian diets for their high protein content.

 

Top Stories

rupee-3_660_103114092210

India positions 156th in assessment installment, says World Bank report

October-31-2014
India is one of the most noticeably bad places for paying expenses and has been positioned 156th out of 189 countries by
arun-jaitley_660_103014074323

Don’t ignore local black money: Arun Jaitley

October-31-2014
NEW DELHI: As a feature of his technique to meet the expense accumulation focus for the current monetary year, fund priest Arun
Gautam-Upen-Cover

Bigg Boss 8 Breaking: Upen or Gautam Who Wins Task To Be Captain

October-30-2014
According to data accessible to sources there will be an errand that chooses who will be the new commander in the Bigg
1414586257-1625

Shweta Basu Prasad discharged from rescue home

October-30-2014
National grant winning performer Shweta Basu Prasad, who was captured few weeks back by Hyderabad police on charges of prostitution, has been
A person holds a magnifying glass over a computer screen displaying Twitter logos

IBM, Twitter to accomplice on business data analyst

October-30-2014
International Business Machines Corp (Ibm.n) on Wednesday published an organization with Twitter (Twtr.n) to help shape business choices utilizing information gathered from
smriti-irani21

Saffron schoolbooks? Smriti Irani meets RSS leaders to examine training changes

October-30-2014
Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani apparently met RSS pioneers today to examine instruction changes. The RSS pioneers talked about the Indian