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Eat Beans, Lose Weight: 7 Convincing Ways Beans Blast Fat and Curb Cravings

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Cynthia Sass, RD.com of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 6: Australian researchers asked 42 volunteers to consume their usual diets plus about 3 1/2 ounces of chickpeas daily for 12 weeks and then return to their typical diets for another month. Based on food diaries, the participants ate less from every food group, especially grains, during the three-month chickpea intervention. They also reported feeling more satisfied. In the four weeks after the study ended, their intake of processed snacks spiked.Check out <strong><a href='http://www.readersdigest.ca/food/healthy-food/health-benefits-of-beans/'>5 More Health Benefits of Beans</a>!</strong>

Pulses boost satiety and curb cravings for processed snacks

Australian researchers asked 42 volunteers to consume their usual diets plus about 3 1/2 ounces of chickpeas daily for 12 weeks and then return to their typical diets for another month. Based on food diaries, the participants ate less from every food group, especially grains, during the three-month chickpea intervention. They also reported feeling more satisfied. In the four weeks after the study ended, their intake of processed snacks spiked.Check out 5 More Health Benefits of Beans!
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