Pulses are commanding a lot of attention these days. We’re not talking about your heart rate, but rather we’re exploring—and enjoying—the perfect plant food. Pulses are among the world’s healthiest foods, offering plenty of goodness that can certainly be linked to a healthy heartbeat. They’re an excellent source of protein, virtually free of saturated fat, and super high in minerals and fibre. And that’s not all: scientific studies have shown that diets rich in pulses are proven to reduce cholesterol—a key factor in reducing heart disease. In our no-fuss recipe collection, we’re featuring pulses in their truest form—offering oodles of lip-smacking flavour. Add to this the fact that pulses are cheap to buy—especially in bulk—and easy to store. But more importantly, they carry any dish a long way toward satiability while providing both nutritional and environmental benefits.
Beating the bean bloat blues
Eating pulses is a super way to increase plant protein in your diet. But what to do about the possible side effects? If you’re not used to eating pulses, start with smaller portions and go from there. And follow these easy steps for degassing carb-rich pulses. As your body adjusts, the side effects will dissipate.