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.