Just one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils is enough to contribute to modest weight loss by making people feel fuller and by vastly reducing “bad cholesterol” levels, according to new research.
Almost 1,000 adult men and women lost an average of 0.75lbs over six weeks by adding a single serving of pulses to their diet.
Dr Russel de Souza, lead author of the study, said that 90 per cent of weight loss interventions fail, resulting in weight regain, which may be due in part to hunger and food cravings.
“This new study fits well with our previous work, which found that pulses increased the feeling of fullness by 31 per cent, which may indeed result in less food intake,” he added.
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