Mediterranean diet vegan foods – Business Insider

Beans are a great way to get protein, fiber, and prevent heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. They are also a vital component of the Mediterranean diet.

“Beans are so commonly used in the Mediterranean, yet here it’s almost an underrated superfood,” Taub-Dix said. “They’re in our supermarkets, but a lot of people just pass by them because they don’t know what to do with them. But in most cases, it’s not much harder than opening a can and rinsing them.”

To get your legume fix, try mixing some beans (like chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, lentils, or peas) in a salad, soup, or platter of sauteed veggies. Just make sure you do rinse them because this helps to minimize sodium.

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