Humans have been growing and enjoying the benefits of eating beans and pulses for over 5,000 years. Beans are a good source of protein and carbohydrates and are low in fat. Beans can also count as one of your five-a-day fruit and vegetable servings. Pulses provide iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and other minerals, which combined with other foods, vitamins and other minerals, play a significant role in maintaining a good healthy body. Rice is a good companion to beans and pulses and in many countries they are considered inseparable, providing a complete meal.
Consuming lentils, peas and beans can help to control blood glucose management. Pulses are known to have a lower glycemic index. Scientific studies have shown that consuming pulses can result in more stable blood glucose levels after meals.
Now this may not sound very sexy to you, but womenfitness.net identify them in their top 10 foods for a healthy sex life or to improve fertility. So there you go!
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Who knows where that might lead to. . .