Beans and Peas Lower Cholesterol

Connie's Corner

Beans beans the musical fruit . . . they are so good for you. This study shows that 3/4 of a cup a day of cooked beans lowers LDL or bad cholesterol by 5%, which gives a similar reduction in heart attack and major cardiovascular events. toot away or take some beano! — Connie

“In a review of randomized clinical trials, researchers found that eating 4.5 ounces of cooked legumes — or about three-quarters of a cup — a day reduced LDL levels by about 5 percent compared to similar diets without them. Lowering LDL by that amount suggests a 5 percent to 6 percent reduction in heart attacks and other major cardiovascular events, the researchers write.”

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