International Journal of Medical and Health Research

ISSN: 2454-9142

Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2017)

Feeling the pulse of pulses: Focus on health issues for educating masses: A Review

Author(s): Anahat Kang, Harrajdeep Kaur, JS Kang, Harmeet Singh, Gurbir Singh
Abstract: Pulses are good source of proteins for the majority vegetarian Indians and in combination with cereals sup­ply all essential amino acids. Pulses are rich in dietary fibre, which helps in decreasing blood cho­lesterol levels and controls sugar levels in blood, the key factors in the fight against cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. They are also a good source of Vitamin B complex including folic acid, several minerals and a number of non-nutritional beneficial organic molecules and thus important in human nutrition and health. Indian are lacking in knowledge about beneficial effects of pulses and legumes and need to be educated.
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