To reduce the waist legumes, especially beans and peas, are not an obstacle but a help, it confirms a recent study from New Zealand.
With two servings of vegetables a day helps your line
Contrary to what we thought before, or that legumes such as beans and peas were enemies of the line, consumption of two portions per day would help to reduce the waistline. This was stated by a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition by researchers at the University of Otago (New Zealand). The analysis involved more than a hundred people with overweight problems. One group was assigned a diet that included the hiring of two servings of vegetables, combined with a diet rich in cereals (4 servings, 30 grams each), for a total of six portions per day. The diet of the second group was always composed instead of six pieces, but all based on cereals.
Three centimeters less due to legumes
Although both diets were able to lose weight, the integration of leguminous plants has resulted in a significant reduction in the final waist of about 3 cm. This parameter is very important in determining the complications due to the extra pounds . Several studies have indeed shown that simply measuring waist circumference and body mass index to have a pretty good idea of the level of cardiovascular risk.
Unexpected help also for blood pressure
The benefits of eating vegetables but is not limited only to the waist. According to the study of New Zealand researchers, beans and peas will help to keep the controlled blood pressure and the level of circulating triglycerides in sangue. Unico possible problem is the use of leguminous plants, due to poor digestion, abdominal bloating due to fermentation. Drawback, however, can easily be overcome by taking some small attentions how to make a smoothie.