How To Include More Pulses In Your Diet
Have you heard of pulses? The edible seeds of plants in the legume family, pulses can in many shapes, sizes and varities — from broad beans and chickpeas to lentils and lupins. Pulses are an ancient food harvested thousands of years ago, and one that is incredibly healthy, delicious and sustainable. Pulses use less water than other crops, help decrease greenhouse gases and promote soil health. Let's discover some common pulses and ways to add them into your diet.
Pamela Fonte is a Portuguese-Mexican Nutritionist Trainee who is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Community Nutrition and Public Health at the University of Porto. She previously worked in the context of community and Clinical Nutrition at Health Centers, hospitals, schools, and the local Municipal Council. She created her Instagram, Aguacaterra, to highlight the link between food, the environment and individual health in a fun and creative way. Aguacate means avocado in Spanish, and Terra means Earth in Portuguese.