The high fibre, protein, and antioxidant content may help lower blood sugar levels and help insulin work more effectively, thereby help in controlling diabetes. In fact, legumes and pulses may protect against heat stroke, help with digestion, promote weight loss, and lower “bad” LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. They are healthy, delicious, and versatile.
Consumption of these pulses has been shown to lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and, for those who have diabetes, to improve both glycemic and lipid control. A diet rich in these pulses has shown significant decreases in total cholesterol and triglyceride levels, as well as reductions in systolic and diastolic blood pressure compared to the diet high in other grain-based foods. Some studies have also reinforced the positive effects of legumes on reductions in blood glucose levels.
Legumes are rich in potassium, magnesium, and fibre, all nutrients that have a positive impact on blood pressure management.