Category Archives: Beans

Baked Beans Cause Weight Loss?

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Beans, Peas and Lentils: Weight Loss Foods

Pulses are the non-oil seeds of leguminous plants. Pulses that are common in the diet include lentils, chickpeas, beans and dry peas. Pulses have been suggested to aid in weight control, particularly in those who have developed insulin resistance. A … Continue reading

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Are Legumes Protective Of Cardiovascular Disease?

Leguminous plants include the beans, lentils and peas. The leguminous plants produce seeds which are called pulses. Humans eat legumes including pulses and these provide high levels of many nutrients and are excellent sources of protein, starch and phytonutrients. Evidence … Continue reading

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Lectins: Widespread in Commonly Eaten Foods

Lectins are proteins that facilitate cell to cell binding. Letins accomplish this by weakly joining to carbohydrate signal molecules on the surface of cells, and when two such conjugations are made, the cells become joined through an intermediary lectin. The … Continue reading

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Anatomy of A Bean: On The Nutritional Composition of Legumes

Legumes or are the fruits or pod of plant belonging to the Fabaceae (Leguminosae) family. The seeds within such pods can be harvested and dried, and the resultant product is called a pulse or grain legume. Because they are not … Continue reading

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More on the Factors Affecting Non-Haem Iron Absorption

Iron is an essential trace mineral required for the transport of oxygen in blood as well as acting as a cofactor to a number of enzymes, most notably tyrosine hydroxylase. Dietary iron originates from two main sources in man. Haem … Continue reading

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Legume, Pulses and Grain Legumes: Nomenclature

Leguminous plants are those that belong to the the Fabaceae or Leguminosae family of plants. Leguminous plants produce a number of crops that are important in human and animals nutrition including beans, peas, peanuts, soybeans and alfalfa. Legumes have agricultural … Continue reading

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Cysteine Enhances Non-Haem Iron Absorption

Haem iron is the iron found in the blood and muscle of animals in the molecules of haemoglobin and myoglobin, respectively. Generally this form of iron is very well absorbed because it is in the ferrous (Fe2+) form that is … Continue reading

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Oats and Legumes to Control Blood Sugar

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Five Easy Things You Can Do Now That Will Cause Fat Loss

Most people view fat loss as a chore. This is because they are locked into the false paradigm that states that fat loss can only occur through a calorie restrictive diet and through hours of aerobic exercise. Many people never … Continue reading

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