Bean and Legumes

Vegetarian Chili

Spicy, delicious, low-fat Vegetarian Chili contains cholesterol-lowering fiber. The heart-healthy kidney beans in this recipe aid in lowering homocysteine levels which may help prevent heart attacks and disease. Click Here for Recipe

Green Beans with Pine Nuts

Heart-healthy green beans and pine nuts are a simple, yet elegant side-dish that goes with almost any healthy diet and meal.  The high content of antioxidants in green beans helps the cardiovascular system by reducing inflammation. Also, the pine nuts help blood flow through the arteries, helping to reduce blood clots. Click Here for Recipe

Radish and White Bean Salad

Radish and white bean salad shines with heart healthy ingredients. First, the white kidney beans provide a great source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Next, radishes support the heart by adding significant nutritional value and protect the heart with antioxidants that also lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Click Here for Recipe

Mung Beans

The mung beans in this spicy dish are heart healthy and beneficial for many reasons. First, they provide rich amounts of lecithin which benefit in lowering cholesterol and are very high in fiber – more than most fruits,

vegetables and grains. They contain high amounts of vitamins A, Bs, C, D, E, K, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc and are low in sodium. Also, these nutritious beans are low glycemic and low in fat, yet high in protein – which benefits in weight loss – taking stress off of the heart. Next, the jalapeños in this recipe contain capsaicin which may help reduce cholesterol, triglycerides and platelet aggregation. Those who consume the hot and spicy Jalapeños on a regular basis have significantly lower rates of heart attack and stroke than others. Jalapeños are also high in vitamins A and C, and in bioflavinoids that help strengthen blood vessels, making them strong and more elastic for better blood flow and able to adjust to blood pressure changes. The onions and garlic contained in this spicy mung bean dish also help to lower cholesterol and contribute significantly, even in small amounts, to overall heart health. In addition, this mung bean dish contains the heart-healthy oil – olive oil. Olive oil is naturally free of cholesterol and rich in the good fat – monounsaturated fat – and it helps protect against heart disease. Nutrients in the olive oil help provide energy and assist in absorbing vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E and K. The parsley being very high in vitamin C helps prevent hardening of the arteries and maintain the elasticity of the blood vessels. Finally, the carrots and tomatoes offer the heart many benefits including antioxidants. Click Here for Recipe

Bean Salad Recipe

Quick to fix, bean salad recipe - containing black beans, peppers, corn, zesty jalapeños and spicy cayenne pepper is sure to please with any occasion, plus being very heart-healthy.
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