The South African Guideline for Healthy Eating on legumes is: “Eat dry beans, split-peas, lentils and soya regularly”. These should form part of a healthy eating plan with a variety of foods and should be eaten regularly, i.e. at least 4 times per week.
A serving size is:
[vc_empty_space height=”20″][vc_column_text]Options for legumes available in many supermarkets in the country include red speckled beans, kidney beans, small white beans, lentils and split-peas. Soya mince is also available, but note that some flavoured brands can be high in salt (sodium).
Here are 10 top reasons why dry beans, peas, lentils and soya contribute to health:
[vc_empty_space height=”28″][vc_column_text]Stay tuned for some recipe ideas that will help you include legumes as a part of your healthy diet and reap all the healthful rewards. [/vc_column][/vc_row]