How could I resist using that silly little ditty from our childhoods to begin a discussion of beans…and their influence on your heart health?
I can’t. My inner Henny Youngman just won’t let me…
As corny as that little song is, it rings of truth. Beans, eaten regularly are great for creating a healthy heart. But don’t panic. You don’t need a hill of them to reap the benefits (I know; the hits just keep on coming…). According to The Journal of Nutrition, a mere half-cup of cooked beans daily can help reduce cholesterol.
It gets better.