Nutrition cause

Legumes (beans, peas, lentils, lupins)

A legume is a plant or fruit/seed in the family Fabaceae. Legumes are grown agriculturally, primarily for their grain seed called pulse, for livestock forage and silage, and as soil-enhancing green manure.

Protective Factor
2 effects
Measured in g

Interesting Facts

Longevity Food
Legumes resized

In areas of the world where people live measurably longer lives, it was found that the longest-lived people eat a full cup of beans every day.

One study found that for every 20g intake of legumes (beans, peas, etc.), the risk of death fell by 6 percent.

Legumes (beans, peas, lentils, lupins) Health Benefits

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Appetite Digestive outcome
Appetite
Digestive

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

LDL Lymphatic outcome
LDL
Lymphatic

Notable Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Coronary Heart Disease (Ischaemic Heart Disease) Cardiovascular outcome
Coronary Heart ...
Cardiovascular

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Stroke Brain outcome
Stroke
Brain

Minor Increase

Evidence: High

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Obesity
Musculoskeletal

Minor Decrease

Evidence: Low

2 studies

Type 2 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome

Notable Decrease

Needs research

2 studies

Sexual Dysfunction Reproductive outcome
Sexual Dysfunction
Reproductive

Minor Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Nervous outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Sleep Musculoskeletal outcome
Sleep
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

Needs research

1 study

Depression Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Fibromyalgia Nervous outcome

Strong Decrease

Needs research

2 studies

Pain Sensory outcome
Pain
Sensory

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Users