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Pulses contain many heart-healthy nutrients. Pulses are rich in dietary fibre and folate and contain little fat and no saturated fat or cholesterol.
   
 
The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, developed by the USDA, recommend eating three cups of dry beans a week. The USDA defines dry beans to include beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils.
  From 2006 to 2008, the Canadian pulse industry initiated seven human
 
clinical trials to look at the connection between eating pulses and prevention of chronic diseases. The studies revealed a number of positive health benefits in relation to eating pulses and the management of diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
   
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