Bean Briefs: Spring 2014

April 22, 2014

Research confirms that tackling high blood pressure with diet can lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), which includes beans and other legumes, has yielded positive results. In fact, the United States, Canada, and Europe all recommend similar diet and lifestyle changes, including increased bean intake, as primary treatment for high […]

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United Nations Proclaims 2016 the “International Year of Pulses”

January 6, 2014

Beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas, also known as pulse crops, are getting international acclaim! The United Nations General Assembly voted recently to declare 2016 as the “International Year of Pulses.” “This is an extraordinary opportunity for the bean and pea and lentil industries,” said the executive director of the United States Dry Bean Council. “For […]

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