America's top heart hospital, the Cleveland Clinic, shares the best four legumes for boosting heart health. Eat them often to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.
By Martha Miller Johnson
Each of the following legumes is loaded with nutrients that can lower cholesterol and blood pressure and help you lose weight. To get the most out of every legume you eat, follow these serving suggestions:
- Eat 3-4 cups of legumes each week by using them as a lunch protein and for two evening meals.
- Legumes are great in stews, soups, salads, and mixed with other beans.