VIDEO. Have your patients asked you what pulses are and if they should eat them? A member of the legume family, they include chickpeas, lentils and dry peas and beans. You’ve probably enjoyed them in hummus made from chickpeas, lentil soup or an Indian curry.
Canned beans, chickpeas and lentils are the easiest way for patients to add pulses to their diet such as in chili, tacos, soup or salad. Inexpensive too. If your patient needs to watch sodium, just have them rinse the canned item first.
Watch the quick video on pulses and find out how to ‘microwave soak’ dried beans, peas and chickpeas. It’s easy.
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