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Legumes: Good or Bad for You?

Legumes are controversial these days. Depending on who you ask, they are either incredibly nutritious or uniquely harmful. Some people even choose to eliminate legumes from their diet altogether. Sho…

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Why Women Should Eat More Potassium After Menopause

What do baked potatoes, bananas, white beans, tomato paste, and dried apricots have in common? Yes, they taste great. But more than that, they are all rich sources of potassium. This vital miner…

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Simple Heirloom Beans

YIELD 8 servings Ingridents 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup diced onions 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 serrano chiles, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 cups dried beans, soa…

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Simple Bean and Pasta Salad

YIELD 8 servings Ingredients 12 ounces cavatappi, penne or ziti pasta 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup finely shredded basil 3/4 cup shaved or grated Parmigia…

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Why You Should Add Black Beans to Your Diet

Black beans are nutritional gold. A rich source of protein, they are both delicious and satisfying. Here is a list of their nutrition quotient: WHFoods quotes recent research on the colon cancer fi…

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Are Canned Beans as Healthy as Cooked Beans?

Beans are an essential part of any healthful diet. The federal government recommends about half a cup a day of beans, counting them as both a protein and a vegetable since they have the best of both w…

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Eat Beans to Live Longer

Beans, beans, they're good for your heart; the more you eat, the...longer you live? Legumes may be the most important predictor of survival in older people from around the globe. Researchers from inst…

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5 Easy & Healthy Upgrades for Your Salads

Bored with your regular platter of lettuce, tomato and cucumber? How about adding more color, texture, flavor and nutrition value to your salads with these simple additions: Brown rice: Toss in t…

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Why You Should Eat More Beans

We've known for decades that beans have an exceptionally low glycemic index. You give someone cooked beans, peas, or lentils and they don't even get half the blood sugar spike that they would get with…

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Summer Bowtie Pasta

This pasta salad is perfect for summertime potlucks! It's quick, easy, inexpensive to make -- and the best part is that people won't think twice about it being vegan! Approx. cost per serving: $0.7…

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