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Are Beans Really the Magical Fruit?

January 28, 20159 min
Beans are packed with nutrients and can be easily prepared for a snack or a dinner side.You might remember the song used to make eating beans more fun, while focusing on the numerous health benefits beans have to offer. Packed with nutritious fiber, protein, antioxidants, any type of legumes 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 them in every meal.

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