Beans and Peas Lower Cholesterol

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A recent six week trial published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal evaluated over 1,000 patients and shown that just one serving of legumes (peas, beans, chickpeas, and lentils) can decrease one’s total LDL by 5 percent. A decrease by 5 percent leads to a 5-6 percent reduction in heart attack and other major cardiovascular events. What are your favorite recipes that incorporate legumes?

For additional information visit NYT

For the study visit CMAJ

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2 responses

  1. Great post and blog. Check out my blog for inspiration on living a good healthy life!

  2. We eat beans at least once a week. I’m wanting to increase that to about three. I guess the andouille and bacon in the beans offsets some of the benefits, though.

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