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Obesity is a major risk factor for developing heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and several cancers. It’s become a major global concern, with worldwide obesity rates more than doubling since 1980.
Yet, obesity and overweight can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle choices, in particular through proper nutrition and diet.
Mounting evidence suggests that eating one daily serving of pulses – beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas – is a useful weight control strategy. This short guide was created to help people make healthier dietary choices. Under the guidance of leading nutritionist Leslie Beck RD, it flags some of the important science on the role of pulses in weight management.
We hope the guide will encourage professional dieticians and nutritionists to look afresh at these ancient, affordable and highly nutritious crops.