What Are Legumes Good For? Benefits of Legumes

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Legumes is the fruit or seed of plants of the Fabaceae family (such as peas or beans) that are used for food. This family has 19,500 different species. Though there are thousands of different types of legumes, some of the most common legume varieties include:

  • Kidney beans
  • Peas
  • Soybeans
  • Peanuts
  • Green beans
  • Navy beans
  • Lentils
  • Chickpeas
  • Alfalfa

Peanuts are the only variety of nut included on this list, because of unlike other types of nuts, peanuts grow underground and belong to the Fabaceae family of plants.

So, what are legumes good for? Here are the top 6 health benefits of legumes:

  1. Legumes are High in Protein
  2. Legumes Promote Regularity
  3. Legumes Aid in Weight Loss
  4. Legumes Boost Heart Health
  5. Legumes Contain Important Vitamins and Minerals
  6. Legumes Stabilize Blood Sugar

Beside of have many health benefits, there are also side effects when over consume them. Read on this article for more details about health benefits and side effects of legumes. But, if you are lazy to read, you can watch the video bellow.

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