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World Health Day

World Health Day

In 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) held its first World Health Assembly, in which it proclaimed the 7th of April to be World Health Day . This date was chosen to commemorate the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) and with the need to raise...

Why should we eat more Legumes?

"May your food be your medicine and your medicine be yourfood" Hippocrates From a nutritional perspective, eating legumes makes sense. Legumes likelentils, split peas, chickpeas, and beans They are rich in folates and dietary fibers and are a good source of protein....

Legumes as Super Ingredients

Legumes as Super Ingredients

Why are legumes super ingredients? Legumes represent an opportunity to make culinary crafts. As an example we have the cuisines of the Mediterranean, Middle East and South Asia, which can be borrowed or created a fusion cuisine. The properties of legume derivatives...

Legumes and Celiacs

Legumes and Celiacs

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease. Gluten, found in wheat, oats, barley and rye triggers an immune reaction in people with celiac disease. Eating gluten damages the tissue of the small intestine, causing discomfort or pain and can result in malnutrition due to...

Nutritional values of dried peas

Nutritional values of dried peas

Dried peas, like their cousins, lentils, have been around for centuries. As the name suggests, split peas are made by splitting green, red, or yellow dried peas. The best known are split green peas, which contain more chlorophyll and have a stronger flavor than yellow...

Diet Change – Vegetable Proteins

Diet Change – Vegetable Proteins

This is the abstract of a study published by the"National Institute of Public Health and the Enviroment" - Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports de Holanda (RIVM Letter Report 350123001/2011) - Autor: M.J. Tijhuis y otros. You can see the full report in English at...

Legumes and Cholesterol

Legumes and Cholesterol

Most consumers confuse the difference between cholesterol in food and cholesterol in blood. Although there is a relationship between these, there is an important difference between the two. To help clear up the confusion, it is important to remember the following: Our...

How to increase the consumption of legumes

How to increase the consumption of legumes

The author of this article is Randy Duckworth, GPC Executive Director, FAO's Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition. "How can the consumption of legumes be increased in communities where legumes do not play an important role in their traditional cuisine / diet?...