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Beans are often dismissed as peasant food. But for your heart and circulatory system, they’re fit for royalty. Eating beans regularly can lower cholesterol, lover the risk of having a heart attack, and influence blood sugar.

One study found that people who ate one serving of beans a day—usually black beans—were nearly 40 percent less likely to have had heart attacks as those who rarely ate beans.

Versatile Food

Full of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and slowly digested carbohydrates, beans make an excellent and versatile food.

They work well as a main course, in soups, as a side dish, or mashed with garlic for a healthy dip or spread.

Go ahead. Eat like a king!

Harvard Health Letter

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Reprinted with permission from Vibrant Life, May/June 2008. Copyright © 2008 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines.

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