8 Foods for Strong Bones (and 3 Foods to Avoid for Good Bone Health) – LIVESTRONG.COM

You may have heard that beans are good for you, but what the heck are pulses? Pulses are part of the legume family, but the term “pulse” refers only to the dried seed. Dry peas, edible beans, lentils and chickpeas are the most common types of pulses. In addition to providing plant protein, fiber, and antioxidants, pulses provide key minerals for healthy bones including calcium, magnesium, and manganese.