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Pulse power: Easy ways to make plant-based proteins a regular part of your diet

Beans, lentils, chickpeas, and other “pulses” are loaded with protein, fiber, and other nutrients. Legumes are great sources of protein for those on a meat-free diet. Lately one branch of the legume family has been in the international spotlight. “Pulses” are legumes that are harvested for their dried seeds, such as chickpeas (garbanzo beans), lentils, and dried peas and beans. They’re such an important protein source that the United Nations declared 2016…

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