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Legumes in a Low-Carb Diet

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Updated August 31, 2007

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Beans and other legumes (such as lentils and peas) have quite a lot of carbohydrate. But the starch consists of types that, in most people, are either digested slowly or not digested in the small intestine at all (resistant starch). Therefore, in moderation, they can be excellent choices for people who don't process sugar well.
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