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Why Pulses Are A Miracle Food For Your Heart And The Climate

One of the healthiest and cheapest sources of protein, pulses have been playing a significant role in solving the global issue of malnutrition and hunger. Many international experts of food science and technology have stated that consuming pulses regularly can help us become better than ever in our health and nutrition. 

But did you know that pulses can be miraculous for your heart and climate too? 

Moreover, pulses have been a part of the human diet for around 11,00 years, first consumed by Middle Easterners. Soon, its popularity rose worldwide, and people started becoming more conscious of eating edible seeds. Pulses are also known as superfoods as they are highly affordable, nutritious, and give exponential benefit to the environment. 

What are pulses? 

Pulses are edible seeds that grow in tiny pods such as beans, peas, and lentils. They come from the legume family, a term used for crops harvested only to grow dry grains. Pulses are highly valued and recognized for their nutritional content, low cost, and long life. They also serve as an excellent source for plant-based soluble protein and insoluble fiber with essential minerals and vitamins for the human body.

What are the types and varieties of pulses? 

Pulses come from the Legume family, but there is a vast difference between these two. Pulses are edible beans, whereas legumes can refer to any part of the plant. 

There are hundreds of pulses that grow, and here are some of the most commonly consumed ones: 

  • Kidney beans
  • Navy beans 
  • Cannellini beans
  • Pinto beans 
  • Butter beans
  • Borlotti beans
  • Fava beans 
  • Chickpeas
  • Red lentil 
  • Green lentil 
  • Yellow lentil 
  • Garden peas
  • Black-eyed peas
  • Lupin beans 
  • Vetches and many more 

Pulses can be a great addition to your diet and food pattern, as they are rich in micronutrients and macronutrients because they are fantastic sources of - 

  • Fiber
  • Protein 
  • Fats
  • Complex carbohydrates
  • Zinc
  • Iron 
  • Calcium 
  • Magnesium 
  • Potassium 
  • Folate
  • Vitamin B6
  • Riboflavin 
  • Thiamine 
  • Niacin and many more 

Pulses are also known to be rich in antioxidants. The dark-pigmented pulses carry higher phenolic content than lighter pulse seeds. Many studies have proven that consuming pulses regularly can help prevent chronic diseases by scavenging free oxygen radicals. 

Pulses may also control health issues such as diabetes and heart conditions. Several studies have also found a link between pulse consumption and weight loss, stating that pulses are low-fat and rich in carbohydrates with a significant amount of insoluble and soluble fibers. Pulses are also a slowly digestible starch, which promotes fullness, satiates, and curbs cravings and stabilizes our glucose, blood pressure, low cholesterol levels, decreases the risk of heart diseases, some types of cancers, and type 2 diabetes. 

At Amala, our ultimate motive is to create a revolution of conscious living to add more value and importance to our community. That is why we treasure and serve our people with authentic, pure, and organic locally produced products to every corner of the world and be the driving force behind a healthier change to make our world a better place to live, love, and laugh. 

Since pulses are perfect for you and this world, we give you the five best reasons pulses should be in your diet and a must-have in your Amala’s shopping cart. 

  • Highly affordable 
  • Since affordability can be a key to healthy and nutritious life, at Amala, we’ve made sure that everyone gets to have a piece of it without any hesitation. With just a few rupees and Amala’s alternative offers, everyone can buy pulses and cook them at home in different types of dishes and varieties. 

  • Helps losing weight 
  • As discussed above, pulses can promote weight loss considerably. A study has proven that the ones who ate at least half-cup pulses in a day lost four times more weight than those who ate only one tablespoon in a day. 

  • It can be cooked in many ways 
  • Pulses and lentils can be prepared and consumed in many ways, such as roasted beans, with rice, soup, dips, main dishes, smoothies, and desserts too! 

  • Great for the planet 
  • Consuming pulses has also been proven to be great for the planet, as they have a low carbon footprint and take less water to cook than any other food.  It is also known for playing an essential role in terms of sustainability. They require fewer fertilizers compared to any other crop. All this goodness is possible only because it positively impacts the soil quality and helps fix the nitrogen available in the soil. 

  • Source of rich protein 
  • Pulses are high fiber and high-protein foods. Consuming only a cup of cooked pulse can approximately give us 9 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber. Apart from protein and fiber, pulses are also great in nutrition and carry a significant amount of magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, and vitamin B. They are known to be a good source of antioxidants, same as berries and pomegranates. 


    At Amala, we promote healthy and holistic living where everything in this world becomes earth-friendly to sustain the beauty of this planet and create a chain reaction of conscious living. You and your actions can support our choices and movements. The mission to spread purity and cleanliness by encouraging healthy living by consuming organic foods and pulses is just a start from our end. Our main goal is to fall in love with nature, create a better and greener environment and transform our universe with enriching experiences by becoming more responsible, kind, and compassionate.

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