Beans aren’t just good for your heart—they’re also good for your waistline, according to a recent study. And the weight loss perks don’t stop at beans. Lentils and other legumes (like peas and soybeans) can also help you slim down and boost your overall health.
How much do you need? Aim for ¾ cup per day of the super food, which is a great source of lean protein, high-quality carbs and soluble fiber, which can help stabilize blood sugar and keep you feeling full and satisfied. An added bonus: Beans and lentils are inexpensive and incredibly versatile. With so many different types to choose from, it’s easy to get your fix every day.
Need some bean-spiration? Try one or more of these delicious dishes: