Legumes and heart health

 

Beans and legumes do wonders for your health because they:

  • are high in fibre and minerals
  • are a good source of protein without the saturated fat found in animal sources
  • may help improve cholesterol
  • give a feeling of sustained fullness. 

Any supermarket should stock beans and legumes among the canned and dried foods. Look for lentils, black beans, kidney beans, navy beans, mung beans, lima beans, pinto beans, garbanzo beans or cannellini beans.

Not sure how to use them? Beans on toast are an easy option. Other ideas include adding beans and legumes to salads, sandwich fillings, pasta dishes and soups.

This article is for reference purposes only – it is not designed to be, nor should it be regarded, as professional medical advice. Please consult your own medical practitioner for health advice specific to your condition.