Research Sets Pulse Servings For Heart Health

Pulse Canada is touting the results of some new research into the health benefits of peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas.

It was already known that eating pulses can reduce LDL cholesterol levels, lowering the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Researchers reviewed 26 different studies to try to figure out how many pulses were needed to create a significant benefit.

Their conclusion – eating one serving of pulses per day lowered cholesterol levels by about 5 per cent after three weeks.

The researchers say that translates to a 5-6 per cent reduction in events like heart attack or stroke.

More details on that study – and the different ways you could work pulses into your diet – are on the Pulse Canada website.