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Articles August 2014 Issue

Daily Serving of Beans, Lentils or Dried Peas Linked to Lower LDL Cholesterol

Adding “pulses” to your diet pays off for heart health.

If you think only of your heartbeat when you hear the term “pulse,” you may need to broaden your vocabulary—although this less-familiar dietary meaning of “pulse” also relates to a healthy heart. “Pulses” (from the Latin puls meaning thick soup) are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family. They include beans, lentils, chickpeas and dried peas.

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