Health Benefit: Beans can prevent heart disease
Studies have shown that people who eat more legumes have a lower risk of heart disease, and the phytochemicals found in beans might be partially to thank since they protect against it. A 2017 review of medical studies in the journal BioMed Research International found that high legume intakes are associated with a lower risk of premature death—and in particular cardiovascular disease-related death. Legumes are one of the foods that are tied directly to younger-looking skin.
Health Benefit: Beans can fight cancer
Beans contain a wide range of cancer-fighting plant chemicals, specifically, isoflavones and phytosterols, according to the American Chemical Society, and all can help reduce cancer risk. Doctors don’t eat these cancer-causing foods.