Pulses Can Be Beneficial To Reduce LDL

green pulses

Studies have proved that pulses are associated with lower LDL. But before going into details, it is essential to know about LDL and pulses. Pulses Pulses (members of the legume family) are dried edible seeds, which are also known as grain legumes. There are 11 varieties of pulses, recognized by the United … Read more

Peanuts: A Food to Take to Heart

roasted peanuts

A Harvard study found that people who ate a handful of nuts every day lived longer, healthier lives than those who did not eat nuts. Most people think that peanuts belong to the nut family, but in actual it belongs to the legume family. Since peanuts are grown underground, they are considered as ground-nuts. … Read more

The Return of Pressure Cookers in the Household

A basic pressure cooker with a simple regulator and an oval lid

While pressure cookers are thoroughly loved in the cooking industry, there are a few reservations for their use in household purposes. Incidents of explosions and mishandling have put a question mark on the reliability of this cooking ware. But how this danger slogan got attached to the perfectly fine cooking device and … Read more

The Lovely – and Potentially Lethal – Lupini Bean

The Lovely – and Potentially Lethal – Lupini Bean

If you’re looking for a legume to enlighten your life – check out the Lupini Beans. Lupini beans – also called lupin – were prolific in the ancient Roman diets and in the countries of the Mediterranean region. Today, because of the labor intense process required to soak and detoxify the bitter … Read more

12 Fabulous Fiber Finds

12 Fabulous Fiber Finds

Here are 12 fiber finds to check out: 1 – Pears – most fruits have 2-4 grams of fiber per serving, but a large pear clocks in at 7 grams. How to know when your pear is ready? “Check the neck” says USA Pears. 2 – Lentils – these powerful legumes are … Read more

Peanuts Are Legumes? You’re Nuts!

Peanuts Are Legumes? You’re Nuts!

Originating in South America, peanuts are a legume. They are offered by different names such as earthnuts, groundnuts, and goobers. Peanuts are one of the most popular dried fruits and are mostly eaten raw. The same is the case with the United States as well. Peanuts are offered as roasted or as … Read more

The Jewel of the Mediterranean

The Jewel of the Mediterranean

You hear about it all the time: the Mediterranean Diet. With an emphasis on plants, lean proteins, olive oil, nuts and seeds, the Mediterranean Diet has been linked to lower rates of cardiovascular disease and longer lifespans. But how do you incorporate the Mediterranean principles into your Western lifestyle? A new book … Read more

Kids Now Need Cholesterol Screening

Kids Now Need Cholesterol Screening

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently endorsed the new National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) recommendation to begin screening children for high cholesterol as early as age 9. While the importance of early detection of cardiovascular disease – the number one killer of Americans – cannot be understated, these recommendations do … Read more

Gigantes – The Giant Greek Lima Bean Dish

Gigantes – The Giant Greek Lima Bean Dish

Most Americans know lima beans as the green – usually Fordhook – frozen variety found in our grocery stores. But the Greeks…they know lima beans! “Gigandes plaki” or “Gigantes” is a Greek dish meaning “giant lima beans” baked in a savory tomato sauce. Here’s a great recipe made from dried giant lima … Read more

Edamame: High Fiber & Perfect Protein

Edamame: High Fiber & Perfect Protein

Found mostly in Japanese cuisine, Edamame is actually out of the shell edible soybeans. If you translate the word ‘Edamame’ in English, you will find out that it means ‘beans on branches.’ Edamame is a powerhouse. They are packed with high-fiber, protein, and a moderate amount of calories that make it a … Read more