Beans are one of the healthiest foods you can eat
Beans are one of the healthiest foods you can eat for your heart, your weight management, gut microbiome, and your overall health.
They are a dietary staple in many of the world's healthiest regions and are consumed on a daily basis by the healthiest people.
They have been found to help people manage their weight, fight inflammation, and lower the risk of certain diseases.
People in the so-called Blue Zones have among the longest and healthiest lives. There are many dietary similarities among the residents of these regions that researchers have discovered, including the regular consumption of beans and legumes.
Beans are high in protein, antioxidants, fiber, and folate. One recent report published in Nutrients found that following a plant-based diet that includes beans on a regular basis can help your cardiovascular health, lower inflammation, help manage body weight, and help improve your gut microbiome.
According to another report from the American Diabetes Association, including more beans into your diet, as well as plenty of fruits and vegetables, can help lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.