Lentils and kidney beans are all pulses that are rich in protein. Lentils provide 17 grams of protein per cup of serving and kidney beans provide about 16 grams of protein per serving. Most of the Indian meals contain a serving of these pulses in their main meals. In fact, lentils contain such high protein that people suffering from Hyperuricemia (high uric acid levels) are generally advised not to have it. It increases their uric acid levels considerably. People mostly have pulses either boiled or fried with a very minimum amount of oil. It is thus both safe and healthy to have these foods as a part of your protein meal.
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Story first published: Monday, August 6, 2012, 16:24 [IST]