You might remember that old song that was supposed to make eating beans more fun, while focusing on the numerous health benefits beans have to offer. Packed with nutritious fiber, protein, and antioxidants, any type of legume can be a great way to manage your waistline and overall health.
Researchers from a 2012 study found people with type-2 diabetes that ate one cup of legumes daily for three months lowered blood sugar and blood pressure. Researchers also found eating a daily serving (3/4 cup) of legumes reduced LDL, or "bad" cholesterol levels by five percent.
So, what are some ways you can incorporate beans, lentils, and chickpeas into your diet?
Everyday Juicer, Ray Doustdar, joins Dr. Holly to discuss why beans are given the name magical, and how you can incorporate them into every meal.