New Delhi: Pulses are useful to human health. These provide us with carbohydrate, vitamin, minerals, protein, and fat. Eating pulses has long been known as a healthy option for losing weight.According to research, serving a day with three-quarters of a cupful of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils is enough to contribute to self-effacing weight loss by making people feel fuller and by reducing “bad cholesterol” levels. Almost 1,000 adult men and women lost an average of 0.75lbs over six weeks by adding a single serving of pulses to their diet. Unlike other diets or weight loss programmes, the study also showed that the effects occurred with little effort at cutting down on junk foods.
Lead author Dr Russell de Souza, a researcher with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada, said: “Despite their known health benefits, only 13 per cent of people eat pulses on any given day and most do not eat. Beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils make people feel fuller and vastly reduce cholesterol. It reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Dr de Souza conveyed that 90 per cent of weight loss interventions fail, resulting in weight regain, which may be due in part to hunger and food cravings.