Pulses are a great low-fat source of protein with high levels of fibre. Pulses contain both soluble and insoluble fibre and one cup of cooked pulses gives you more than half the amount of fibre you need for the entire day. Pulses also contain important vitamins and minerals like iron, potassium, calcium, folate, zinc, iron, and magnesium. Pulses also contain resistant starch, a type of carbohydrate that behaves like fibre in the body, and this helps improve gut health. Soaking and rinsing dry beans before cooking can help to reduce the flatulence that may be caused by these carbohydrates.