To maintain a weight, lose weight and let it stabilise, it would be essential to regularly consume legumes.
Legumes help to lose weight
Legumes must not be forgotten in our diet, according to the results of a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Excellent for controlling the levelof bad cholesterol, they would help even to lose weight.
Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto (Canada) conducted a meta-analysis 21 clinical trials, with 940 participants on the role of legumes (beans, beans, chickpeas, soy or lenses on health) and weight loss.
The results of this study showed that adding a single serving of legumes in their daily diet of about 130 grams, participants lost an average 340 grams over a period of six weeks, without having to reduce their consumption of other foods.
Legumes should be put on the menu
Scientists have also observed that a daily portion of lentils, chickpeas and soybeanscould increase the feeling of satiety of 31%, and lower levels of "bad cholesterol"5%.
"Even if weight loss was limited, our results suggest that simply by adding pulses tothe power supply could help lose weight, and we believe that they can prevent weight regain", explains Dr. Russell de Souza.
"The feeling of satiety can be crucial when you try to control his weight," said Souzaprofessor who says that "90% of all interventions to lose weight, often fail because of cravings".
"Despite the benefits known legume food, this food family is still too little consumed".