If you think that sounds good, you can also add that it is cheap to buy. This food is legumes.

I have recommended beans and lentils for many years because they are excellent low-glycemic index carbohydrates.

The study reviewed compared the effects of two calorie restricted diets (Hermdorff HH, et al. 2010). One was a legume-based diet and the other one a legume-restricted diet. The participants were overweight/ obese females and males. The study went on for four weeks.

After four weeks the participants on legume-based diet achieved a greater weight loss compared to the legume-restricted diet. Total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) and systolic blood pressure only improved from eating the legume-based diet. The legume-based diet also resulted in a significantly higher reduction in C-reactive protein (CRP) and complement C(C3) both inflammatory markers.

To easily implement this type of eating read either one of the books, “Effective Nutrition for Effective Healing” or “The Food Connection.” Both books are quick to read and include explanations and recipes.


Hermsdorff HH, Zulet MA, Abete I, Martínez JA. A legume-based hypocaloric diet reduces proinflammatory status and improves metabolic features in overweight/obese subjects. Eur J Nutr. 2010 May 25.
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  • Published: 2020-03-28
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