Eureka states, “Legumes [such as lentils] are a food group rich in B vitamins, contain different beneficial minerals (calcium, potassium and magnesium) and sizeable amounts of fibre and are regarded as a low-glycemic index food, which means that blood glucose levels increase only slowly after consumption. Due to these unique nutritional qualities, eating legumes regularly can help improve human health.”

A study published in March 2017 by the Universitat Rovira i Virgili concluded that eating legumes is, “associated with a lower risk of diabetes”.

The researchers also found that, “the effect of replacing half a serving/day of foods rich in protein or carbohydrates, including eggs, bread, rice and baked potato, for half a serving/day of legumes was also associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes incidence.”