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 A Factor
Measured in g

There are 5 benefits of Legumes (beans, peas, lentils, lupins), including:

Coronary Heart Disease (Ischaemic Heart Disease) Cardiovascular outcome
Minor decreased risk of Coronary Heart Diseas...
Cardiovascular system

1 study

Depression Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Depression
Brain system

1 study

Type 2 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Lymphatic system

2 studies

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Obesity
Musculoskeletal system

2 studies

Sleep Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor increase risk of Sleep
Musculoskeletal system

1 study

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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.

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