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  • Rainbow Diet

    The importance of pulses in the Mediterranean Diet

    Pulses, or┬álegumes, (lentils, beans, peas) are key ingredients in the Mediterranean diet. They help control blood glucose and blood lipid levels; reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and hormonally-driven cancers; are high in soluble fibre promoting the gut microbiome and the immune system, and they are a wonderful store of protein. Pulses are often termed the ‘cornerstone’ of the Rainbow…

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  • Rainbow Diet

    What is healthy fibre?

    There are two types of healthy fibre: soluble fibre, which feeds your helpful gut bacteria and makes compounds to help you live a healthier life, and insoluble fibre which helps clear waste from the gut. Here are examples of fibre, and benefits. Dietary fibre – essential for health Dietary fibre (also called roughage) is the part of your food that…

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  • Rainbow Diet

    The health benefits of pulses

    Pulses, or legumes, are very important ingredients in the colourful Mediterranean diet, the Rainbow Diet, for a number of reasons. 1. Pulses help control blood glucose and blood lipid levels. They help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. 2. Pulses are high in phytoestrogen – they help block human oestrogen from receptor sites in hormonally-driven cancer. 3. Pulses…

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