Beans: The High-Protein Food That’s Healthy and Cheap

By Mehmet C. Oz, MD, and Michael F. Roizen, MD

Here’s why beans always make our best-foods list: They’re a healthy, cheap source of protein that’ll reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, lower your blood sugar, and flatten your belly. (Protect your heart with a batch of EatingWell’s Smoky Black Bean Soup tonight.)

Yep, beans do all that and more. Here are 5 ways beans help your waistline, heart, and blood sugar:

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