Eating legume plant 4x a week can help you lose weight
Want to lose weight quickly? British researchers have found a solution to that.
Researchers in United Kingdom found that eating legumes—a kind of plant that are also called pot—four times a week helped dieters lose a significant amount of weight compared to those that didn’t eat legumes, a study cited by British media publication Express.
In the study, 30 obese subjects with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of around 32.5 ate different meal plans. They ate a calorie-restricted diet for eight weeks, but while one group ate four servings of legumes a day, the other ate no legumes.
They were then prescribed four weekly different cooked servings of lentils, chickpeas, peas or beans, of a portion size between 160 to 235g.
At the end, they found that the legume eaters lost more weight than the non-legume eaters.
Examples of legumes include black beans, baked beans, kidney beans, green beans, peanuts and snow peas.
Legumes have many health benefits aside from boosting weight loss, said the report.
They are high in iron, calcium, phosphorous, zinc and magnesium, while they are also low in saturated fat and high in antioxidants.