2016 is the International Year of Pulses. The food – not the heart beat. The Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is educating the public on this superfood and how to include it in your daily diet.
Pulses are an excellent source of protein and a low cost alternative to meat, fish and poultry. They are high in fibre, which lowers cholesterol and helps us feel full. Pulses are also ideal for diabetics and those with celiac disease as they are slowly absorbed carbohydrates, and gluten-free. They are low in sodium and contain important B-vitamins and minerals such as iron and potassium.
Visit the Pulse Canada website for info on how to cook them.