Beans, Beans, They're Good for More than Your Heart

We all know the catchy "beans" song, but in reality, beans actually are good for you! Here are 5 reasons to start cooking with beans.

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5 Reasons to Eat More Beans
1) The fiber in beans helps you feel full faster and prevents overeating.
2) Beans are an excellent (and inexpensive) source of protein.
3) They can help lower your cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack.
4) Beans have a positive effect on blood sugar, giving you long-lasting energy.
5) They help protect you from some cancers.

Find more recipes with beans, such as Slow-cooker Red Beans and Rice and Black Bean Salad at SouthernLiving.com.

Article by Shannon Sliter Satterwhite, M.S., R.D.

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