It's the most wonderful day of the year. In honour of World Pulse Day, we thought we'd tell you a few reasons why we think pulses are pretty COOL! (Yep, we said cool).
Want to know more? Read on, or scroll down for a World Pulse Day discount!😎
1) They're super sustainable & protein PACKED
Pulses (like Chickpeas and Peas) are one of the most sustainable sources of protein on the PLANET 🌍
We know what you're thinking. That's a big claim. But, we've said it once and we'll say it again. PULSES ARE ONE OF THE MOST SUSTAINABLE SOURCES OF PROTEIN ON THE PLANET!! 🌱
No other source of protein emits as little greenhouse gasses as pulses. To put that into perspective, per 100g protein an egg proucts 4.2kg CO2 versus 0.4kg from pulses. That is pulse-raising!
2) They're magic (yes, really) 🧙♀️
Pulses are known as 'nitrogen fixers' and
play a vital role in helping maintain the health of world’s farming soil 👩🌾.
Their roots convert atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogen in the soil they're planted in, which works as a natural fertiliser, helping whatever is planted in that soil to grow, meaning you don't need additional fertilisers 🌍
All this happens thanks to a symbiotic relationship between the pulse plant and bacteria that grow on their roots. The plant shares the sugar it produces during photosynthesis and in exchange, the bacteria harness the nitrogen in the soil and gives it to the plant. It's the perfect friendship🧑🤝🧑
3) They Gut Heath HEROS 🦸♂️
Pulses are super high in fibre, which helps to build up the healthy bacteria in your tummy! 👍
A healthy gut contains good bacteria (microbes) that have been linked to all aspects of your general wellbeing, helping fight off viruses and prevent diseases like diabetes! 🌈
Research has shown that there's even a link between your gut microbes and your mental health. A healthy gut, full of diverse microbes = A happier, healthier you 👏
So, next time you look at a humble pea (or chickpea), know that it was the start of something big! Maybe you'll even feel a little bit proud, every time you choose pulses over something else. Go you! 🙏
Fancy trying some of BRAVE's pulse-based snacks? Use code GETPULSEY15 at checkout to get 15% off your next order.
(Valid until 14/2/22, 23:59. Discounts not valid on variety packs, bundles or subscription purchases).