Level Of Legume Consumption

Are you benefiting from Eating Legumes?

Evaluating your overall health doesn't just mean looking at what's wrong, it also means looking at what you are doing rightThe Analyst™ learns all about you through a simple-yet-comprehensive questionnaire.

Diagnose your symptoms now!
  • have a doctor review your case (optional)
  • learn what you should be doing right now
  • identify any nutritional deficiencies
In the Food Intake section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about level of legume consumption:
Roughly how many WEEKLY servings of LEGUMES (peas, beans, lentils, peanuts, soy etc.) do you eat? A serving is about the size of a tennis ball, or half a cup (125ml).
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ None / under two
→ About 2 to 3
→ About 4 to 5
→ More than 5 servings per week

What does this tell us?

Based on your response, which may indicate low legume consumption, moderate legume consumption or high legume consumption, The Analyst™ is able to reduce your risk factors for:
Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

Men and women who ate legumes at least four times a week were found to have a 22% lower risk of coronary heart disease over 19 years than those who consumed legumes once weekly, researchers report in the November 26th issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.  The study was based on interviews and medical exams of more than 9,600 Americans who did not have heart disease when the study began.  [Archives of Internal Medicine 2001;161: pp.2573-8].

Diabetes Type II

A study of 9,600 Americans found that those who ate plenty of legumes were less likely to be diagnosed with diabetes.  Legumes are rich in soluble fiber, which has been shown to help improve insulin resistance, the study authors note.  [Archives of Internal Medicine 2001;161: pp.2573-8].

High Total Cholesterol

A study of 9,600 Americans found that those who ate plenty of legumes had lower total cholesterol.  Legumes are rich in soluble fiber, which has been shown to help lower total cholesterol and LDL (''bad'') cholesterol levels, the study authors note.  [Archives of Internal Medicine 2001;161: pp.2573-8].

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

A study of 9,600 Americans found that those who ate plenty of legumes had lower blood pressure and were less likely to be diagnosed with high blood pressure.  [Archives of Internal Medicine 2001;161: pp.2573-8].

Concerned or curious about your health?  Try The Analyst™
Symptom Entry
Symptom Entry
Diagnosis
Diagnosis
Suggestions
Suggestions
LifeMeter
LifeMeter®
Full Explanations
Explanations
Optional Doctor Review
Review (optional)