Beans are a hugely underrated food for both their deliciousness and health benefits. Seriously, few things can have as big of an impact on your overall health than increased consumption of legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils, peas, etc.) and I try to eat 2-3 servings every day.
Just a quick rundown of some benefits – beans act as a pre-biotic that allow the good intestinal flora to thrive… they are packed with more dietary fiber than almost anything else… they regulate blood sugar levels for 1-2 meals into the future . they have tons of antioxidants. they are an amazing source of protein, along with plenty of the potassium and magnesium lacking in many diets. Best of all, they are one of the most delicious foods on the planet if you ask me.
It’s no surprise, then, that found that increased bean consumption was the one food group that reduced mortality and indicated a longer lifespan in older adults.