Legumes- What are they good for?

 Legumes — a class of vegetables that includes beans, peas and lentils (See Lentils on here)  — are among the most versatile and nutritious foods available. Legumes are typically low in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are high in folate, potassium, iron and magnesium. They also contain beneficial fats and soluble and insoluble fiber. A good source of protein, legumes can be a healthy substitute for meat, which has more fat and cholesterol.

Major source of magnesium of magnesium and fiber.
Fiber-rich is good for Weight loss
Helps alleviate PMS symptoms.
Helps with heart disease, intestinal function, digestive problems, like diverticulitis and potentially colon cancer.
Helps control diabetes and cholesterol.
Controls (regulates) blood pressure, in balance with sodium.
Beats depression

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