Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Chickpeas & Beans Aid Weight Loss

A group of foods known as “pulses” may be beneficial in weight loss efforts. These foods include chickpeas, beans, lentils, and peas, and they are thought to help dieters shed unwanted pounds by making them feel fuller.

This finding came after conducting trials with about 940 adults. When the participants began eating one serving of “pulses” each day, they lost an average of .75 pounds in six weeks. This was done without making any significant efforts to avoid other types of foods.

Researchers believe that the success was achieved because these foods make participants feel fuller. Since 90% of weight loss programs fail due to food cravings and hunger, this can be a valuable addition to a successful diet.

These findings were published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on March 30, 2016.

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