Affordable superfoods: Beans
Beans are not only one of our favourite affordable superfoods, they are in fact good for your heart. Studies find that diets high in soluble fibre can cut total cholesterol by 10 to 15 per cent. A recent study also ranked beans among the top antioxidant foods.
How much? ¾ cup (175 mL) of beans equals one serving of meat and alternatives.
Beat Health tip: Beans contain more protein than any other plant food, but the protein is incomplete. Eat a grain such as rice at any time of the day to “complete” the protein.