Now, as much as I have tried to become a vegetarian for all the many ethical and environmental reasons, I'm sorry to say I just can't give up meat, but I have been looking at some of the best pulses for protein to add to my diet. One thing I am trying to do, is to cut down the amount of meat I eat and this is where the pulses come in. Packed full of protein and fibre, they are a vegetarians' dream meat substitute, or so I've heard and here are some of the best pulses for protein I have been adding to my plate. Who knows, maybe one day I will go fully meat-free...Maybe.
1. Marvelous Mung Beans
The Mung bean really is marvelous and it's one of the best pulses for protein and more. It has detoxifying properties and contains plant hormones which can help lower cholesterol. Mung beans have been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for many years as it is believed that they can help keep the body running smoothly. I love adding mung beans to stir-fries, salad and stews. All hail the marvelous mung bean!