Pulses are peas, beans and lentils that have been harvested to be dried and sold as food. People often ask me about what peas, beans and lentils they should eat for weight loss and improved health – and they ask how to best prepare them. So I was happy to find The Real Foods Guide to Pulses. This guide tells you about each bean, how to cook it and how to use it. For me, it’s often been a roll of the dice if I’m choosing a different bean – or I just used the known standards of black beans, kidney beans and garbanzo beans.
Pulses are delicious nutritious foods that can add flavor, satisfaction, nutrition and variety to any healthy plant-based meal. Peas, beans and lentils can help you to lose weight and maintain your healthy ideal weight. Slender For Life™ Hypnosis for weight loss can help you to have healthy desires for all plant-based foods that improve your health.
The Real Foods Guide to Pulses
realFOODS, Kim Betney, February 1, 2016
2016 is the International Year of Pulses. If you’re wondering why, then look no further.
What are pulses?
Simply put, pulses are peas, beans and lentils that have been harvested to be dried and sold as food. They’re also sometimes referred to as leguminous cereals. A portion is around 80 grams (roughly 3 tablespoons), and counts as one of your ‘five a day’, only one however, you’ll still need to eat plenty of fresh fruit and veg to stay healthy!
Pulses are brilliant sources of protein, (meaning they are of particular use to people who don’t eat meat, fish or dairy), they’re also great for extending meals, throw in a handful to casseroles, stews and soups to provide extra nutrients and stretch the meal further.
Pulses are also excellent sources of iron, starch, complex carbohydrates and fibre in your diet. They are cheap, low fat and extremely tasty! Soluble fibre makes you feel full which may reduce your appetite, helpful if you are watching your weight.
They can help to reduce cholesterol (reducing your chances of heart attacks and strokes), manage diabetes and lose weight. Pulses are useful reducing blood sugar spikes and lowering blood pressure, they are also a great source of folate (an incredibly useful B vitamin). People avoiding gluten or wheat can happily eat all pulses.
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I had an interesting conversation with someone the other day who said to me, “I hate peas.” When I asked her more about her hate for peas, she went on a long discourse about having to eat overcooked, mushy-grey canned peas as a child. I laughed and said I remember that. Canned peas are still disgusting to me too. I asked about frozen and fresh peas and she said she has never tried them and went back to telling me how horrible it was as a child having to eat those canned peas.
I then asked her about a food that she did like. She started describing Sumo oranges to me. The peel comes off easily. The smell is so fragrant and they are so sweet, so juicy and so delicious. I pointed out to her that both her hate for peas and her delight for Sumo oranges was all her imagination – that neither was real in that moment and it was all about using her memory and imagination. I asked her if it would be OK if she delighted in fresh and frozen peas like she does in Sumo oranges. She thought about it for a moment and hesitantly said “yes”. She acknowledged that she didn’t think that was possible – but she gave me permission to guide her with hypnosis and see if she could create a positive experience with peas.
Three days later I received and email saying that she was at the salad bar at the grocery store and put 2 big spoonfuls of peas in her salad and she loved them – she couldn’t believe what she’s been missing out on for all of these years.
Hypnosis for weight loss with Roger Moore has a 19 year history of helping people to lose weight and keep it off. You too can learn weight loss hypnosis and put your imagination to work for you to end your desires for fats, salts and sugars and create healthy desires for whole plant-based food.
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