Level Of Legume Consumption

Are you benefiting from Eating Legumes?

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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:
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].

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