Importance of Topic to Practice
Promoted as a healthy addition to the diet, it is important for dietitians to know the composition and the potential health benefits of pulses, and to be able to help consumers incorporate pulses into their diets.
Pulses include dried beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas, lupins and fava beans. Other legumes, such as fresh green peas and beans, soybeans and peanuts are not pulses (1). Pulses are high in fibre, have a low glycemic