Pulses are a great source of protein. This means they can be particularly important for people who don't get protein by eating meat, fish or dairy products. Pulses can also be a healthy choice for meat-eaters. You can add pulses to soups, casseroles and meat sauces to add extra texture and flavor.This means you can use less meat, which makes the dish lower in fat and cheaper. Pulses are a good source of iron.