5 Super Healthy Legumes


Plant-based legumes provide protein, iron, and fiber.

Soaking and cooking legumes reduces their ability to disrupt digestion and nutritional absorption.

Green beans

Green beans, often called string beans, are unripe common beans. Serve them whole as a side or cold in salads.

Kidney beans

Fiber, vitamins, and minerals are in kidney beans. You must cook them correctly because they're toxic raw.


Another common legume is lentils. Their fiber and plant-based protein content is substantial.


Peanuts are legumes, not nuts. They're delicious and antioxidant-rich. 

Peanut butter is heavy in calories and easy to eat in excessive amounts, so if you're watching your calorie intake, be careful.

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