Best Bean Recipes for Heart Health

By on March 26, 2013
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Not only are beans packed with heart-healthy nutrients, but they are also one of the cheapest sources of belly-filling fiber and muscle-building protein. Not sure how to incorporate them into your diet? Here are delicious, yet simple recipes will help keep you healthy.

Israeli Salad with Chickpeas

Delivering a major dose of iron and fiber, chickpeas also increase diet satisfaction and help to ward off cravings for processed foods, according to a recent study.



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  • 15 oz. can of chickpeas
  • 2 medium Roma tomatoes, cubed
  • 1 large cucumber, cubed
  • 1/2 medium red onion, cubed
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Mix vegetables and chickpeas together in a large bowl.
  2. Pour lemon juice and olive oil over mixture.
  3. Add salt and pepper.

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Dana Leigh Smith
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Dana Leigh Smith is a health-and-wellness professional based in New York. She has written for several health magazines, including "Women's Health," and "Health" and also has experience in community health education. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in health and wellness from Syracuse University and is working towards her Master of Public Health at Hunter College.
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