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  1. Winham, Donna DrPH
  2. Webb, Densie PhD, RD
  3. Barr, Amy MS, EdM, RD


An expanding body of research suggests that beans promote health and reduce risks for, or improve outcomes of, various disorders, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other diseases. For these reasons, many dietary recommendations include beans. Plus, beans are good to excellent sources of protein, fiber, folate, potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, and manganese yet also are cholesterol- and fat-free