Pulses: An Easy Way to Reduce LDL & Cardiovascular Risk

Eating pulses—like beans, chickpeas, lentils, and peas—could be good for your heart, especially for lowering "bad" cholesterol (Low Density Lipoprotein).

This conclusion comes from a review of 26 clinical studies involving over a thousand participants (Ha V, et.al., 2014).

These studies compared the effects on cholesterol levels between diets rich in pulses and those without them. People who ate about one serving of pulses daily saw a notable reduction in their LDL cholesterol levels.

Adding a serving of pulses to your daily diet might be a simple way to help your heart health.

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Reference: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24710915/

Ha V, Sievenpiper JL, de Souza RJ, Jayalath VH, Mirrahimi A, Agarwal A, Chiavaroli L, Mejia SB, Sacks FM, Di Buono M, Bernstein AM, Leiter LA, Kris-Etherton PM, Vuksan V, Bazinet RP, Josse RG, Beyene J, Kendall CW, Jenkins DJ. Effect of dietary pulse intake on established therapeutic lipid targets for cardiovascular risk reduction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. CMAJ. 2014 May 13;186(8):E252-62.

  • Category: News
  • Author: Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  • Published: 2024-05-31
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