Legumes: A legacy of health

  • Legumes are considered to be an important component of a healthy diet. They are the best protein source available from plants.

  • The biggest positive aspect of legumes is the rich nutrient content coupled with low calories.

  • Adding legumes to the diet promotes several health benefits including anti-inflammatory effects and anti-carcinogenic effects.

  • They are also known to contain bioactive peptides.

  • They are helpful to treat several chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

  • One of the biggest challenges to treat these chronic conditions includes lifestyle and dietary changes.

  • It becomes very easy for a person affected by these chronic conditions to easily adapt to a healthy diet consisting of legumes.